The Sower Sows the Word Series Part 4 “On Good Ground”

The Sower Sows the Word Series Part 4 “On Good Ground”

parable of sower 2

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

Hold on and keep reading, this promises to be quite a revelation.

 

 

Let’s look at the different seeds of the Word sown from Mark 4

In Mark 4, we see, the seed that is sown by the wayside. They heard the word, but did

nothing with it. It laid there unused and untouched, so Satan came and stole the Word

from their hearts. He came and devoured the Word sown. We also see, the seed on

stony ground. They heard the word, and “immediately” it sprung up, but had no root.

So, when the hot sun came up, it withered away the seed that was sown. We also see,

the seed that grew among thorns. They also heard the word and even got excited about

it, but the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches, choked the Word that was

sown. They lost the very oxygen and life source that brings nourishment to the seed.

 

 

It hurts my heart to hear the stories of so many people that I know just like these

people. I want to cry out, “Don’t quit, press in! God loves you and He believes in you,

but you must believe in yourself and the Word that is sown into your life. You must

believe the Word. You must believe God.”

Those that believe the Word will act upon the word no matter what it looks like to

others and no matter what it takes.

 

Let’s examine the Word sown on Good Ground.

Mark 4:8-9

But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and

produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

9 And He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

 

Jesus explains…

20 But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it,

and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

 

You see, good ground is to fall totally in love with the Father God, and to totally trust

Him with your whole life. It is not a partial decision, but a sold out decision, that I am

going in with all that I am, good or bad. God accepts us just the way we are. The Word

of God reveals that to us and brings us to the place of maturity, where Satan never

wants us to enter. In order to be good ground, we do this with all of our heart, with all

of our soul, with all of our mind, and with all of our strength. We love God. There is

no longer a struggle to read, or worship, or pray, or walk with a constant connection to

our Father. He has sunken deep within us.

(Luke 10:27)

 

Let’s look back at the others once again.

 

The Wayside seed – sometimes we come into church so excited. But not realizing the

seriousness of the commitment. Not realizing the seriousness of the journey. The

journey will not look good sometimes and it will not feel good sometimes. However,

we must be sold out that, because it’s God, it is good all the time. If we hold on to the

Word we hear and take it deep within our hearts, we will know the journey is taking us

to our destiny, no matter how painful or hard. God knows the destiny better than we

do, and we must hold on to every word that He says, just like it is gold. It is the

treasure in the field of life.

 

  • Without consistency, Satan steals the joy of what we hear, and we fall back into

the same struggle. It gets burned up in the heat of life.

 

On stony ground, the root comes with time spent in the Word of God. Being around a

body of believers that encourage one another in faith and love. Hearing the Word on a

consistent basis. The persistence, and diligence to stay when everything else pulls you

away. Without a root, anything and everything will uproot you from the very thing that

keeps you and gives you the nourishment that you need. Satan comes for the Word

sown in your heart. He comes to steal, kill and destroy it out of your life. He realizes

what will happen when you really come into the knowledge of who you are in Him.

You will become a “God man” in the earth, just like Jesus. Keep your “feet” in the

river of God’s Word and allow yourself to take root.

 

  • Without a root we are blown away and captured back into the whirlwind of life.

 

Among Thorns – this is what we deal with on a daily basis as people in the world,

thorns. But as people walking in kingdom principles, we must be wise and constantly

aware of the tactics of the enemy. The moment we become born again we are walking

targets for the enemy. Our light shines from the moment we say “yes” to Jesus as our

Lord. The cares of this world, what does God say about that? “Cast the whole of your

care upon me”. (1 Pet. 5:7) The deceitfulness of riches, what does God say about that?

Matt 6:25, do not worry about your life. Matt 6:33, but, seek first the kingdom of God

and His righteousness …

Remember what God has said, and allow it to take good root in you, so that when

Satan comes, like the big bad wolf, you will know. Desires for other things other than

the presence of God, God knows that things will not bring you the wholeness that you

long for, but Satan comes to confuse the minds of the righteous and cause them to

choke and be strangled by the cares of this world. Our lives will look amazingly

unfruitful. We go from mercy to mercy and kindness to kindness, but never obtaining

and walking in the full blessing of God.

 

  • Without knowing God’s Word, the craftiness of this world will choke our source

of life, The Word of God. If we have no life source, what happens? We die, in

the spirit. The most important part of our being.

 

Now, Good Ground, these are the ones that hear the word and ACCEPT IT! And bear

fruit.

These are the ones that take God at face value and know and trust Him at His Word.

These are the ones that dig deeper and make the decision to learn more. What does the

word say, “you will know them by their fruit.” (Matt. 7:20)

The fruit isn’t money or things, it is truly walking in the fruit of who He is, love, joy,

peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. As

God’s word begins to be a priority in your life, you will begin to walk in these

attributes of God, and there is nothing that will be withheld from you. All these things

will be added to you. (The spirit and the natural things) These attributes is what the

kingdom consists of. This is what makes your life complete and whole.

 

If you still have your mind on money as the answer to everything, you are still missing

the true riches that God is pouring into our lives. The riches that far outweigh gold or

money. Satan wants our focus to be on the things of this world, but kingdom people are

focused on eternity.

There is nothing that God will withhold from us, even riches, durable riches, but if we

don’t have these nuggets of true gold, we will never have the durable riches. Durable

riches are necessary to build kingdom centers and places where people can grow and

learn. Durable riches are necessary to feed the hungry and help the world where we

are. Our communities, our cities, our nation, and our world. But when we focus on the

world’s ways, we will only have temporary satisfaction, success and joy. We will never

obtain the true riches that God has for all of us until His Word becomes first place in

our lives and heart. Then these attributes grow in our heart and lives and produce the

fruit God intended.

Let us all be good ground starting today. Bearing the fruit God intended for us to bear

as we hear His Word and accept it into our hearts, and we will bear much fruit for the

kingdom and our lives and all those that God has called us to touch in our lifetime.

Some thirty, some sixty, some hundredfold. How much fruit will you bear?

Those that have ears to hear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying. Amen!

 

Join me next week as we talk about: “Falling in love with Jesus”

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The Sower Sows the Word Series Part 3 “Among Thorns”

The Sower Sows the Word Series Part 3 “Among Thorns”

parable of sower 2

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

Welcome back!

As always, let’s start digging and enjoying our time in the Word. Let’s look for new

revelation and deeper understanding.


In Mark 4,

Jesus talked about the thorns that come around the seed of the Word being sown.


Mark 4:7

7 And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it

yielded no crop.


If you notice, the thorns grew up. The Thorns grew more than the seeds sown. The

Thorns grew so much that it choked the fruit of the Word and it could not bear fruit.


Let’s read verses 18 and 19. And Jesus explains saying,

18” Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word,

19 and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other

things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.”


First of all, once again, they heard the word. God says we cannot just be hearers only,

but doers of the Word. (James 1:22) It is wonderful that we hear, but if we do not turn

our hearing into works for the Kingdom, we will find ourselves living the same lives as

the world. Finding ourselves lost, confused, hurting and defeated. God never intended

for us to be defeated, but victorious in everything we put our hands to do. It is when we

find ourselves outside of the Word of God, that we drift into old habits and being

swayed by the world’s way of doing things. This causes us to drift farther and farther

away from God, which is Satan’s plan anyway. Let’s not fall into the trap. Let’s be

wiser than that. God never holds back wisdom. He gives it to us in abundance and as

much as we need or want. (James 1:5) So let’s recognize the tactics of the enemy. And

be wise through His eyes. Not only will we hear, but respond with doing.


Next, the cares of this world. Jesus warns to not let the cares of this world rob you

from God’s best. What does God say? “Cast the whole of your care on Me, for I care

for you.” (1 Pet 5:7 AMP) God’s desire is to take good, good care of us. His greatest

joy is seeing us care free. Being care free means walking in total faith in Him and

having peace and joy in the midst of the storm, knowing God has empowered us to

come out on top no matter what the circumstance. Not taking the care, but leaning

wholly upon God and giving it all to Him. And knowing the power dwells within me.

The power is the decision to believe and not give up.


Next, the deceitfulness of riches. Money is not a bad word or a bad thing to have. It is

when money becomes your task master. It deceives you to believe it is the only thing

you need to be happy. “If I only had enough money?” Seek first the kingdom of God

and His righteousness (His right way of doing) and all these things will be added to

you. (Matt 6:33)


The love of money is the root of all evil. (1 Tim. 6:10) It is not money that is evil, it is

when we feel like we cannot do without it and we must do whatever it takes to get it.

That is a lesson in and of itself.


Never fall into that trap, but seek first the kingdom (His voice and direction), and you

will never lack any good thing. Your God will supply all of your need. (Philippians

4:19) Jesus came to give you life and that more abundantly. However, Satan comes to

steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10) An abundant life will always take you toward

God and never away from Him. If in your pursuit of a better life, it takes you away

from your worship, your prayer, your time in church and reading the Word, then this is

not God. Your abundant life will always draw you toward God, never away. Think

about that before you take that next promotion or job opportunity. Ask the hard

question, “Is this taking me away or toward God”. Be watchful to see if Satan is

stealing your time from God or deceiving you and making it look like this is a God given

opportunity. That’s where the deceit comes in. Everything that looks like a good

thing is not always a good thing. Be watchful always and take time to ask God first.


Lastly, the desires for other things. How many distractions do we have that keep us

away from the Word and the presence of God today. T.V., computers, friends, phones,

and the list can go on and on.


None of these things are bad in themselves, however we can make them bad for us.

The daily lesson of self-control and making first things first.


Our first priority, should be spending time in God’s presence. You cannot allow the

cares of this world to choke out God’s best. Which means being in His Word, in

Worship with Him, and in consistent communication with Him. Investing into your

Spirit by reading good faith building books, and listening to faith building cd’s and

watching good Christian programming.


Another one of our jobs as disciples of Christ is protecting the seed that is sown in our

hearts by watching what we hear and watch on television or other social media. Protect

the seed that is within you, so that it will grow up and be fruitful for the Kingdom of

God and for your life and for many generations to come.

The seed of God’s Word is the the life-giving source that leads you to the rivers of life

and that life in abundance. Satan knows that and that is why we guard our hearts with

all diligence to protect the precious seed within us.


Homework:

Take the scriptures that are in parentheses and bolded, and look them up this week and

write or type them out. Meditate on God’s goodness and provision. Protect your seed

and allow that fruit that God has planted on the inside of you to grow and produce

much fruit. Any translation would be fine.


This is a Holy Spirit instruction, so I believe something amazing is getting ready

to happen through your obedience to read these scriptures. Enjoy your time.


Read and Meditate and Enjoy!

James 1:22, James 1:5, 1 Pet 5:7 AMP, Matt 6:33, 1 Tim. 6:10, Philippians 4:19,

John 10:10.


Join us next week as we discuss part 4 “On Good Ground”

You won’t want to miss it!

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The Sower Sows the Word Series Part 2 “On Stony Ground”

The Sower Sows the Word Series Part 2 “On Stony Ground"

parable of sower 2

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

We are back again to discuss the second part of our series on

“The Sower Sows the Word”.

Learning the truths of the importance of the Word of God and protecting it in your life is one 

of the most important lessons that we learn as Christians and disciples of Christ. Our quest 

in life should be to increase in our learning and knowledge of God and our purpose in the 

world. It’s all in the Book! Satan knows it is all in those 66 books of  life. Wars and disputes 

and divisions and hatred have been caused by the importance of this Book. Lives are saved, 

mountains are moved, bodies are healed, and minds are transformed, and knowledge and 

wisdom are achieved by the receiving of this Book. So, when the Word is sown, all the forces 

of darkness come against it to stop the power that comes and infuses light and revelation 

and power. That’s why we fight the good fight of faith to lay hold of the promises of God and

fight until we see the victory.


Let’s get into the Word!


Mark 4:5-6 (NKJV)

5 Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up 

because it had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it 

had no root it withered away.


Jesus explains: Mark 4:16-17

16 These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, 

immediately receive it with gladness; 17 and they have no root in themselves, and so endure 

only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, 

immediately they stumble.


You’ll notice that these people are listening, because they immediately receive it with 

gladness. It excited them and brought them great peace and joy. How many Christians are 

like that today? I dare say much more than half. It goes on to say, however, they had no root

in themselves. “Surface Word” a word that has only gone to the outer part of your heart, does 

not develop much in your life. You will find in most hurricanes, the trees that are not totally 

ripped from the ground are those that have roots that run deep in the ground. The storms of 

life are like those hurricanes, our Word level must run deep within our spirits to be totally 

rooted and developed when the storms and hurricanes of life come.

Many times, we wonder, why is everything happening to me? It is for the Word’s sake. Satan 

knows what will happen to your life when the Word is firmly rooted in your life. He can’t get to 

you with those same problems anymore. The Word has rooted and developed too deeply 

within your spirit and you know who you are in Christ Jesus and who your God is in your life.

This is the last thing Satan wants you to find out, especially if you believe and practice it in 

your life.


Hints on how not to stumble and develop deep roots:

(If you haven’t figured it out yet, this is homework!)


Spend time in worship with God.

Worship time is love time. In those times you will learn who God is and learn to hear his voice

and find comfort in His presence. There will be intimate time getting to know one another. 

Just like a best friend every day, you grow in love and trust.


Spend time in the Word everyday.

Even if it is one scripture. Learn and meditate on it every day. Tell someone else the scripture

and what it is doing for you. Telling someone else the scripture and where it is, will help you

to remember the scripture in your heart. Write it down and take it with you and say it many 

times in the day. Then it will be deeply rooted in your spirit.


Tell someone else what God is doing in your life.

Your testimony reminds you of how faithful God is and where He has bought you from. How 

quickly we forget when the storms come, but keeping your testimony fresh always reminds 

us of the God we fell in love with.


Remind yourself daily of the good things God has done.

Write it down and remember. Journaling is an excellent way to keep God fresh in your

heart. 


Guard your heart with all diligence. (Proverbs 4:23) The Word that is hidden in there is very 

precious to others, but also for you. It will be your strength in the hardest times in your life. 

It will be your joy when you feel all hope is gone. You will quickly realize; the devil is lying to 

me again and I recognize his tactics. (2 Corinthians 2:11) The Word will then come bursting

forth from the fountains of your heart (John 7:38) and quench all the fiery darts of the 

wicked one. And victory will spring forth like a river. Keep your eyes on what God has said 

and not on the what the world is screaming at you each day. And if you feel a little spicy, take 

a dance with God and send the devil on the run. Tell him “Get to steppin!” In Jesus name!


Praise God!!

 

See you next week as we discuss part 3 “Among Thorns”

 

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The Sower Sows the Word Series Part 1 “The Wayside Seed”

The Sower Sows the Word Series Part 1 “The Wayside Seed"

parable of sower 2

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

The greatest parable of all is the “Parable of the Sower”. It explains life’s journey’s so well. It 

breaks it down in such simple language. The struggle and the work that is necessary 

for success.

Let’s look at the parable:


Mark 4:3-9 (NJKV)…3 “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4 And it happened, as he 

sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. 5 

Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up 

because it had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it 

had no root it withered away. 7 And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up 

and choked it, and it yielded no crop. 8 But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop 

that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirty-fold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

9 And He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”


I’m a teacher, so we will break down the Word in small pieces so that we can better digest 

the Word and receive it much better and it will be retained much longer. Is that ok? I hear a 

resounding, “Let’s do it Pastor Lynette!”


We will be dealing with Mark 4:3-4 today, the Wayside Seed.

Mark 4:3-4

“Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow, and it happened, as he sowed that some seed fell 

by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it.”


As we know later in the chapter, Jesus explains to the disciples the meaning of the parable 

for each type of seed sown. Let’s look at the Wayside Seed.

Mark 4:14-15

14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word 

is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown 

in their hearts.


The one thing that I want you to see is the first word that is spoken in verse 3, LISTEN! 

The Word of God is not just written on a page it is the Spoken Word from God. God used men 

to write down what He has spoken to us. Just like a letter written to your friends. It doesn’t 

make it any less you just because it is written on a piece of paper. The letter is just as much 

you as it is you standing there speaking it yourself. The beauty of God is that His Word never 

gets outdated or irrelevant, but it is a fresh word each day for us, even if it is the same word 

we read yesterday. God always has something new to say, if we’re listening.


The wayside seed, is the seed that gets away from us and Satan comes immediately to 

steal it before we realize that all we must do is pick it up and put it back in our heart. He 

steals with lies that we don’t need all that. We don’t need to do all that reading or meditating, 

or study.

Listen and hear the voice of God and pick that Word back up and let it soothe your soul 

and bring you to that point of victory in every area of your life. The last thing that Satan 

wants is for you to have victory, but God has ordained it in His Word. He has already spoken 

it over you.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (NKJV)

57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Never forget you have the victory through the living word, Christ Jesus. Your victory is already

done, our fight is in our faith. Faith comes by hearing the Word. Don’t let the Word stay on the 

Wayside, snatch it right back out of Satan’s possession and let it work in your life. Apply it, 

dwell on it, use it as healing, prosperity and a two- edged sword in every situation. In the 

Word, there is a solution for everything you need. Seek and you will find! Protect the Word in 

your heart with all diligence, for out of that word in your heart flows the issues of life. It will 

fight many battles for you and, it will be your victory every time.


See you next week as we discuss part 2 “On Stony Ground”

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First Things First – Priorities

First Things First – Priorities

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall

be added to you.” Matt. 6:33

 

“25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My

sake will find it. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and

loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matt. 16:25-26

 

Sometimes we just have to be honest, some things are just not a priority. What we

deem important, we will put the most attention to. What things are the most important

to you?

 

If your life is in a slump, look at where you spend your most time. If you are suffering

from depression, anger issues, financial frustrations, check out your time in the

presence of God. Especially your time in the Word. Make it a priority in your life.

 

Life may be going great; enough money, good career, good marriage, and 2.5 kids. A

normal, “perfect life”. Or is it? When God is not at the center of your joy and life, there

will always be a missing piece. Or a missing “PEACE”.

 

Last week we talked about having the DNA of God. We are made by Him and just like

Him. There will always be a part of Him in you that longs for Him. Until we decide to

commit ourselves and make the decision to fully let him in our life, there is always a

missing piece and a missing peace.

 

My testimony: I have to make God, the God of my life every day. There is always a

temptation to do it my way.

 

Every day, I have to decide to make God the priority in my life. To not lean to

my own understanding, but acknowledge Him in all my ways.

Every day, I have to make the Word a priority.

Every day, I have to watch my words. Allowing the words of God to flow out of

my mouth and not what my situation is telling me. Whether it is physical,

emotional, financial, family, marriage or friends. The Word of God is first place.

 

This is a diligent decision and a lifestyle. That’s right, a lifestyle. It’s the way we live,

every day. The Word of God is always living and transforming your life. You may not

see it yet, but keep doing it and putting it in and before you know it, you will see the

changes in your life.

 

Make God your first priority. It comes down to one thing, “Is God a priority in your

life?” If not, make the change today and watch your life change for the good. It is that

missing piece and peace in your life.

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