The Oviedo All-Nations Church
A Church of God of Prophecy Affiliation
Each soil shows how the hearts of those hearing the message respond differently to the gospel. The sower is Christ, or the one who delivers his message. The seed is the word of God. The Wayside listener hears, but doesn't understand. Luke 8:12 shows that Satan snatches the word from this listener. Rocky Ground symbolizes the eager listener who lacks stamina to follow Christ. This listener may have failed to count the cost of discipleship (Luke 14:26-33). The Thorny Ground listener has a problem with priorities. Rather than placing God first, this person focuses on things of this world. Jesus shows this in Mark 8:36, when He said, "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" Good Soil symbolizes the receptive, productive listener. The listener acting on their understanding of the word.
Jesus: The Parable of Soils (What does it mean?)
Matthew 13:3-8; Mark 4:3-9; Luke 8:5-8
How does it apply towards listening to a Sermon?
Who hath ears to hear; let him hear. Matthew 13:9; Mark 4:9; Luke 8:8 (KJV)
Seed thrown by the Wayside Soil is the word of God heard by anyone with open ears that does not understand it and when Satan comes it is taken away what was shown to the heart of listener.
Seed thrown upon Rocky Ground is the word of God being heard and immediately received with joy; yet has no root in himself, and the word withstands only a short time. When tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, he stumbles.
What Kind of Listener do you Desire to Be?
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9-20-09 Corporate Prayer Part 1
After Jesus spoke the disciples came unto him questioning Jesus about the parable of soils.
Seeds received on Thorny Ground is he who hears the word, and cares of the world with the deceitfulness and blindness of riches; choking the word and making man become unfruitful.
Seed received on Good Soil is he who hears the word and understands it, who bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
9-27-09 Corporate Prayer Part 2
10-25-09 Holy Spirit Part 1
11-08-09 Holy Spirit Part 2
11-22-09 Holy Spirit Part 4
11-15-09 Holy Spirit Part 3