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What to do with the Word of God?

Mark 4:26-29

The Parable of the Seed that Grows by Itself
26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is like this: like a man scatters seed on the ground. 27 And he sleeps and gets up, night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows—⌊he does not know how⌋. 28 By itself the soil produces a crop: first the grass, then the head of grain, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the crop permits, he sends in the sickle right away, because the harvest has come.” 

SINS TO AVOID:

  1. Being lazy to plant or to harvest.

PROMISES TO CLAIM :

  1. God causes the seed to grow. Even if we don’t understand how the seed grows, it’s growth is certain. God let His kingdom grows, our part is to believe and continue planting His words by sharing the gospel. Similarly, spiritual growth is certain but we need to keep planting God’s words in our hearts. 
  2. Harvest is certain if we’ve planted something for God. Have faith and be ready for the harvest. We should understand that it was God who made everything to grow. In cases when there is no growth we need to be patient and wait expectantly from God. 

EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW:

  1. Keep planting the word of God even in times that we don’t understand or in times that it doesn’t make sense at all. 
  2. Be observant and be prepared for harvest if we see the crops are already ready. To be able to hear from God, we need to have daily connection from God. 

COMMANDMENTS TO OBEY :

  1. Believe the gospel and meditate on it daily. 
  2. Share the gospel to others. 
  3. Be sensitive to God’s leading of the harvest. Be ready to take the harvest. 

SOME OTHER TEACHINGS:

  1. Jesus compared the kingdom of God to a  a man who scatters seed on the ground.
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Victory in Jesus!

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Passage: Luke 5:1-6

5 On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking.

DISCOVERY:

  1. What were the fishermen’s doing when the Lord  Jesus found them at verse 2?
  2.  How did Jesus managed to control the crowd from pressing on Him on verse 3?
  3.  What did the Lord asked Simon Peter to do in verse 4? How did Simon Peter reacted in verse 5?
  4. What was the result of Simon’s Peter’s obedience to the Lord?

 

UNDERSTANDING:

  1. Why cleaning or mending the net after a  catch-less night is important? What does it signify?
  2.  Why would Simon Peter still obey the Lord Jesus Christ despite his knowledge and experience about fishing?
  3. Why would the Lord Jesus care about providing a big catch to the fishermen?

 

APPLICATION:

  1. Describe a recent failure you had. How did you cope up?
  2. Give a biblical command that you find it difficult to follow? What does it take for you to trust God in this area of your life?