What Kind of Hearer/Soil are You?

Text: Luke 8:4-15
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: January 25, 2015

Have you ever wondered why it is that so many people who hear the wonderful gospel of Christ don’t receive it?  Have you had the experience of knowing someone who seemed to have enthusiastically embraced the gospel only to watch them fall away from the faith?  How can this happen?

Jesus’ parable of the soils explains how the good seed of the gospel goes forth and the various responses it receives.  The kingdom of God is breaking into the world through Jesus. We are in an exciting season of sowing and reaping.  We should not be surprised when many reject our message.  We also rejoice that God’s Word is producing a remarkable harvest of souls in spite of the opposition of Satan and the hardness of men’s souls.

Each of us is like one of those souls.  May God help us to hear and receive His Word.


Posted on January 25th, 2015 | Permalink