Our new sermon series "Cultivating Good Soil" started off this Sunday with Lawrie McArthur : Pliable Factor
Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? 14 The farmer sows the word. 15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. 17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.” Mark 4:13-20
David Helyard from Compassion brought us The Word from Leviticus 6:8-10 "Keep the fire burning!"
The Burnt Offering Leviticus 6:8-10 NIV
"8 The Lord said to Moses: 9 “Give Aaron and his sons this command: ‘These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar. 10 The priest shall then put on his linen clothes, with linen undergarments next to his body, and shall remove the ashes of the burnt offering that the fire has consumed on the altar and place them beside the altar."
Riley brought God's Word last Sunday
Isaiah 6:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Ruth brought God's Word on Sunday from Hebrews 12 verse 1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses…
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles
Leighton led us in The Word on Cultivating Good Soil - the Perseverance Factor found in James 1:1-4
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
o James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Stephen Scott brought the Word on Sunday following in the sermon series Cultivating Good Soil - looking at the Pondering Factor.
Check out the PDF slides and Audio attached.
Riley continues The Word and the Cultivating Good Soil - The Push Factor.
Are you standing at the bottom of a huge insurmountable set of stairs or on the edge of a cliff?
Connect in with Riley as he takes you through the books of Gideon and Esther.
Lawrie McArthur continues the 2019 Year of Growth : Cultivating Good Soil series with The Practice Factor.
The Parable of the Growing Seed
26He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.27Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.28All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.29As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
The 7 Habits of an Highly Effective Christian are:
·Reading your Bible regularly
·Praying to God daily
·Setting personal spiritual goals
·Cultivating your abilities and the abilities of others
·Taking responsibility for your soul and then the souls of the ones who are weak or lost
·Stepping up your rate and intensity of service
·Remain focused on spiritual instead of worldly things