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The Four Soils - Part Three

Mark 4:1-20

Stephen Johns

on 29 September 2013

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Transcript of The Four Soils - Part Three

The Parable of the Four Soils
The Nature of Their Heart
The Delivering Truth of the Gospel
The gospel says these are terrible burdens
The Gospel says these are empty pursuits
The Gospel says these pursuits reveal your identiy
Bringing this to bear in your life
Mark 4:1-20
Part Three

Understanding Spiritual Deception
Their Cares, Their Riches, and Their Lusts
It is in their thinking
It is a lack of discernment
It is opposed to Christ
It gradually hardens
Ephesians 4:21-23

“21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind”
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

“9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
Colossians 2:6-9
Hebrews 3:13

“But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”
Cares of the World
Luke 9:59-62
Riches of this life
Matthew 6:24-25
Lusts of the flesh
James 4:1-4
Matthew 11:28-30

“28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Study Luke 16:1-13
- Who are Believers in the story?
- What is the real purpose of the things you own?
- How can you use your time, gifts, things, and energy for eternal investment?

Study Matthew 16:19-24
- How do earthly possessions reveal heart affections?
- Why did Jesus make this demand of this young man?
- How should this story influence the way you proclaim the gospel?

Matthew 6:25-34
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