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PARABLE OF THE SOWER- Jesus warns us about True & False Conversion using the Parable Of The Sower. Examine your Faith (2 Corinthians 13:5), and make sure you are Biblically Saved, and ready to Face Jesus on Judgment Day - Matthew 7:21-23. This Bible Study is an SO4J Gospel Tract, and goes with the 1 Hour SO4J-TV Show— Judgment Day-Are You Ready?
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PARABLE OF THE SOWER
Matt 13:3-23, Mark 4:3-20, Luke 8:5-15, Matt 13:37-43
BY MARTHA MAC / SO4J.com / SO4J-TV
Jesus also warns us about True & False Conversion in the "The Parable Of The Sower". In this Story Jesus tells us about a Farmer (Jesus) who went out to Plant some Seeds (God's Word) in His Field. The Seeds fall on 4 Different Soils (Conditions of People's Hearts): Hard, Rocky, Thorny, & Good Soil.
4 RESPONSES TO HEARING GOD'S WORD—
WHICH ONE OF THESE ARE YOU?
(HARD, ROCKY, THORNY, GOOD)
1 - HARD GROUND
They Reject Jesus & Think they Understand God's Word, but Don't. (Mark 4:12) The Seed (God's Word) falls on Hard Ground (Deaf Ears). Satan Steals God's Word (Lk 8:12), & he Aims Fiery Darts of Pride & Anger at them (Eph 6:16) when they hear about Jesus, & God's Word. (Acts 26:9-11)
- They Don't Resist Satan (Jas 4:7) They're Spiritually Blind (2 Cor 4:3-4)
Hearts are Hard (Heb 3:7-19)
- They're Unsaved, but think they're Saved (Matt 15:8-9)
Bible Is Boring & Seems Foolish (1 Cor 1:17-31)
- They Believe Religious Traditions over God's Word (Mark 7:7)
They're Religious Hypocrites (Matt 23:25-28)
- They Trust in their: Emotions, Religions, & False Teachings that Contradict
God's Word (2 Tim 4:3)
Gal 1:7 "They're being Fooled by those who Twist and Change the Truth concerning Christ" (Prv 14:12)
FALSE CONVERSION - DISOBEYS GOD'S WORD (1 Jn 3:6-10) - PERISH IN HELL (Mt 13:37-43)
2 - ROCKY GROUND
Receives & "Accepts" Jesus with Joy, but No True Repentance. (Matt 3:8) The Seed (God's Word) falls on Shallow Rocky Ground. At first they're fine, but later Fall Away when Tested with Problems & Persecutions. (Gal 1:6-9) These "Christians" are Shallow & Superficial. (Luke 8:13)
- Roots in God's Word are not Deep; When Problems hit they Fall Away from Jesus.
- Wilts under: Problems, Persecutions, Sufferings, Trials & Testing's, Temptations.
- They Hear Voices & Words "from God" that are Contrary to God's Word.
(1 John 4:1-6; 2 Pet 2:1-6)
John 15:2-8 Jesus says, "He (God) cuts off every Branch that doesn't Produce Fruit and Burns it."
FALSE CONVERSION - DISOBEYS GOD'S WORD (Luke 6:46) - PERISH IN HELL (Matt 7:21-29)
3 - THORNY GROUND
Receives & "Accepts" Jesus, but the Seed (God's Word) falls among Thorns (Weeds), and is sooner or later Crowded & Choked Out (Matt 13:22) by the Things of this World such as:
- Cares, Worries, Busyness of Life
(Lk 21:34; Lk 17:26-33; Mt 24:37-39; Mt 22:1-14; Lk 14:15-24)
- Cash, Pride in Possessions, Shopping
2 Tim 3:4 "People will love only themselves & their Money."
- Comforts, Success, Fame - Gain is Not equal to Godliness
(1 Tim 6:5-11; Matt 6:25-34; Heb 13:5)
- They Love Worldly Pleasures more than Obeying God's Word
(1 Jn 2:15-17; 2Pet 2:20; Am 5:21-24)
2 Tim 3:4 "Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God" Rom 12:2 "Don't be Conformed to the World"
Matt 13:37-43 Jesus Warns: Ungodly (Weeds) will Burn in Hell.
Rom 8:6 "To be Carnally Minded is Death"
Jesus Warns: Ungodly (weeds) will Burn in Hell (Matt 13:37-42) Rich Man in Hell (Luke 16:19-31)
FALSE CONVERSION - DISOBEYS GOD'S WORD (1 Jn 2:3-6) - PERISH IN HELL (Heb 10:26-29)
4 - GOOD SOIL
Repents & Trusts in Jesus. Seed falls on Good Ground (Humble Heart - James 4:6-10)
- They're Born Again
John 3:3 Jesus says, "Unless you are Born Again you can't enter the Kingdom of God"
- They Obey God's Word (1 Jn 2:3-6); Forsake Sin (1 Jn 3:6-10)
Surrendering All to Jesus (Gal 2:20)
- They Passionately Love & Conform to Jesus (Mt 10:37-39; Rom 8:29);
Servant's Heart (Mt 23:11)
- They Separate Themselves from the World & Do Not Compromise
(2 Cor 6:14-18; Rm 12:2; Titus 2:11)
- They Overcome Satan's Lies, Temptations, & Anything Contrary to God's Word.
(1 John 5:3-5; Rev 3:5)
- They Endure Hardships, Trials, Testings, & Persecutions for Jesus
(2 Tim 2:3-13; 2 Tim 3:12; 2 Cor 11:23-30)
- They Pursue Holiness in Everything they Do
(1 Pet 1:14-17; Heb 12:14)
- They Fear God
(Luke 12:5; Php 2:12)
- They Deny Self & Follow Jesus (Lk 9:23-26) They're Ready & Waiting for Christ's Return
- They're Productive For Jesus (Mt 25:21)
John 15:8 Jesus says,"My True Disciples Produce Much Fruit"
TRUE CHRISTIAN - OBEYS GOD'S WORD (1 Pet 1:14-17) - ETERNAL LIFE (John 3:36)
Matt 7:13-14 Jesus says, "The Highway to Hell is Broad & it's Gate is Wide for the MANY who choose the easy way. The Gateway to Life is VERYNARROW & the Road is DIFFICULT, & only a FEW EVER find it." (Luke 13:23-30)
Judgment Day-Are you Ready?
This Video is a 10 Min Segment of a 1 Hour SO4J-TV Show: Judgment Day-Are You Ready? OR 10 Min Video.VIDEO: LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS— JUDGMENT DAY-ARE YOU READY? is a 10 Minute Video Segment of a 1 Hour SO4J-TV Show: Judgment Day-Are You Ready? OR 10 Min Video. This is a Video Portrayal of Matt 7:21-23, regarding the Fate of FALSE CONVERTS (APOSTATES), those who come to the EDGE of Saving Faith— but they eventually REJECT or WALK AWAY from the Truth.
LUKEWARM "CHRISTIANS" are FALSE CONVERTS, they are UNSAVED People who: THINK, TALK, LOOK like they are Saved, but are not.
FYI - These Are NOT Genuinely Saved Christians portrayed in this Video— as they were NEVER Saved in the First Place, they are Apostates / False Converts. In Matt 7:21-23 Jesus says, "I NEVER KNEW you, Depart From Me, You Who Practice Lawlessness (Break God’s Laws)."
Hebrews 9:27 "It is Appointed for Men to Die once, after this the Judgment"
On Judgment Day many Good People who do Good Deeds, who are even "Religious" will be sentenced to spend Eternity in Hell. Why? Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus warns, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who DO the Will of My Father in Heaven will enter. On Judgment Day MANY will say to Me 'Lord! Lord! We Prophesied, Cast out demons, and Performed many Miracles in Your Name.' But I will reply, 'I Never knew you. Depart from Me, you who Break God's Laws (Practice Lawlessness)." MANY people are Positive they're Saved because they think they're a: Good Person, once said a "Sinner's Prayer", were Baptized, go to Church, etc. Yet the Bible clearly states you must: Repent & Believe the Gospel (Mark 1:15), THEN our Faith will be Tested to see if it's Genuine. (Deut 8:2; 13:3; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:7) Even Jesus was Tempted by Satan. (Matt 4:1-11) As Adrian Rogers said, "The Faith that Fizzles before the Finish was Flawed from the First". Matt 10:22 Jesus says, "Those who endure until the end,will be Saved." Luke 6:46 Jesus says,"Why do you call Me Lord, but do not DO (OBEY) what I say?" Judas (the Disciple who "Accepted" Jesus & later betrayed Him), Failed his Tests & Temptations and was Found to be a False Convert with a Lukewarm "Love" for Jesus (Rev 3:15-22) & "Rocky Ground" Heart. False Converts come to the EDGE of Saving Faith– but eventually REJECT or WALK AWAY from the Truth (APOSTASY) when Tested with: Temptations, Trials, Cares of this Life (Matt 13:19-22, Heb 10:26-39). We're NOT Saved by Works (Eph 2:8-9), but once we're Saved we PROVE (so to speak) or Show Evidence of our Faith that we're Saved by our Works (James 2:14-20, Matt 3:8, 2 Cor 5:17).
Would You Be Guilty Or Innocent On Judgment Day?
TAKE THE "GOOD TEST!" Test Yourself (2 Cor 13:5) & Ask— Do you think you're a "Good Person"?
If you do, let's compare your so called "Goodness" to God's Perfect Standards, the 10 Commandments.
Have you Lied or Stolen?
If so, God sees you as a Liar & a Thief.
Have you looked with Lust?
In Matt 5:28 Jesus says, "If you look at someone to Lust, you Commit Adultery in Your Heart."
Have you ever Hated, or been Angry at anyone?
If so, God sees you as a Murderer. (1 John 3:15; Matt 5:22)
Thieves & Adulterers will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. (1 Cor 6:9-10)
Liars & Murderers will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. (Rev 21:8)
We're All Guilty! (Rom 3:23) On Judgment Day we'd ALL End up in Hell! (Rev 20:11-16; Rom 2:5-16) In Mark 7:20-23 Jesus says, “Out of a Person’s Heart, come Evil Thoughts, Sexual Immorality, Theft, Murder, Adultery, Greed, Wickedness, Deceit, Lustful Desires, Envy, Slander, Pride, and Foolishness. All these Evil things come from within; they are what Defile you and make you UNACCEPTABLE TO GOD." Heb 12:14 says, "Without Holiness NO ONE shall see God.
GOOD NEWS! GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON JESUS! Jn 3:16
We don't have to go to Hell! God Loves us so much He sent His Son Jesus to take the Punishment and Die for our Sins (Rom 3:21-31; Eph 2:1-10); to satisfy God's Anger against us. (Rom 1:18-2:16) On Judgment Day Jesus can declare us "Not Guilty" IF we Repent & Trust in Jesus. (Acts 17:30-31; Acts 20:21)
If You Died TODAY, Where Would YOU Spend Eternity?
Are YOU Ready For Judgment Day?"
Life Is Short, Hell Is Forever, Repent & Have Faith in Jesus!"tm
FOR MORE INFO ON: JUDGMENT DAY - ARE YOU READY?
- READ - TOP 10 WAYS UNSAVED PEOPLE THINK THEY'RE SAVED— TOP 10 LIST
- AUDIO / READ: THE PARABLE OF THE SOILS - MATTHEW 13:2-9, 13:18-23 - BY JOHN MACARTHUR
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