Developing Life-Long Learners and Followers Of Jesus | Church In 3D, Part 2

January 8, 2023   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Church in 3D, pt 2 – “Developing life-long learners and followers of Jesus”

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Luke 8:4-8
And when  was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in , 5 “A  went out to sow his . And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. 8 And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Luke 8:9-11
And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, 10 he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in , so that ‘seeing they may , and hearing they may .’ 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

The Four Soils/Hearts:
1. The Hard Path ()

Luke 8:12
The ones along  are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

2 Corinthians 4:4
In their case the god of this world has , to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2. The Rocky Path ()

Luke 8:13
And the ones on  are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with . But these have no root; they , and in time of testing .

3. The Thorns ()

Luke 8:14
And as for what fell among the , they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are  by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their .

Thorns that can choke us…
Work
Worldly ambition
Hobbies
Sports
Shopping
TV/Video games
Laziness
Materialism

4. The Good Soil ()

Luke 8:15
As for that in the , they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and , and  with patience.

The outcome of our faith is not merely that we are , it’s that we .

2 types of fruit…

2 ways to bear fruit…
 (Self-feeding)
 (Biblical community)

Application:
1. Clear out the junk that keeps you from growing
2. Make God’s Word a priority in your life (“hold fast to the Word”)
3. “Bear fruit with patience”

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