One Article you want a copy of: 'One 'offended' Atheist halts high school concert'
Bible Study this week is Mark 4 'Sowing and Reaping'
Vs. 3 'Behold there went out a sower to sow'
Vs. 4 - 13 Jesus gives the parable of the sower and the seed.
Vs. 4 - 8
'some fell by the wayside and the birds got it'.
'some fell on stony ground and the sun got it because it had no roots'.
'some fell among thorns and they choked it out'
'some fell on good ground and yielded fruit'
vs. 14 - 20 - the explanation
vs. 14 'the sower soweth the word'
vs. 15 'the wayside hearer' - Satan takes it away
vs. 16 'the stony ground hearer' - felt good, felt happy when they left their little church after hearing a Sermonette from a Preacherette but it didn't take root because that IS NOT BIBLE PREACHING. That is just a feel good religion that lasts till you are cut off on the freeway driving home from church.
Vs. 18 'thorny ground hearers' - the cares of this world (depression) chokes it out
Vs. 20 ' the GOOD GROUND hearers' - takes root and produces fruit all week long. Also God's formula for interest on HIS money -'30%, 60%, 100%'
It all depends on who is delivering His Word
How it is delivered
And how you receive whether it lasts or not.
Vs. 24 'Take heed WHAT ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given'
You sow dimes, you reap dimes. You sow $100 bills, you reap $100 dollar bills. You sow $1,000 you reap millions. God only invests in BANKS HE CAN TRUST!