Summary: To learn and develop a good habit of HEARING, RECEIVING and BEARING FRUIT because of the WORD.
Are you hearing, receiving and bearing fruit because of the WORD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To learn and develop a good habit of HEARING, RECEIVING and BEARING FRUIT because of the WORD.
Mark 4:20 (Amplified Bible)
4:20 And those sown on the good (well-adapted) soil are the ones who hear the Word and receive and accept and welcome it and bear fruit —some thirty times as much as was sown, some sixty times as much, and some [even] a hundred times as much.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for because of You I HEAR, RECEIVE AND BEAR FRUIT because of the WORD OF GOD - the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Because of You, I am a good ground.
Qualities of a good ground
A. Author: Mark, son of Mary of Jerusalem. Referred to as "John Mark" First name: John, Surname: Mark
B. Date written: 58 B.C. earliest of the Gospels
C. Purpose: To present Jesus of Nazareth as God's Suffering Servant, the Redeemer of the world.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. Main Theme: Christ is the tireless servant of God and humanity.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
The Seed is the WORD of GOD, there can't be nothing better than the WORD. The perfection of the WORD DOES NOT depend on the quality of the ground but the fruit-bearing part of the WORD is affected by the ground quality. It's our decision, choice and free will to let the WORD of GOD do it's thing on our lives, to bear fruit, if we make, prepare and decide to be good ground.
Sown, seed or "speiro" in Greek meaning:
1. to scatter
2. to sow
3. receive seed
The function or part of the WORD of GOD is to be scattered, sown and received.
Good or "kalos" in Greek meaning:
1. properly beautiful
2. valuable or virtuous
3. better, fair, good, honest, meet, well, worthy
Ground or "ge" in Greek meaning:
3. ground, land, world
The LORD JESUS will make sure every people on all the earth will be sown with His WORDS because the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the Sower.
Romans 10:18 (Amplified Bible)
10:18 But I ask, Have they not heard? Indeed they have; [for the Scripture says] Their voice [that of nature bearing God’s message] has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the far bounds of the world.
Psalms 19:4 (Amplified Bible)
19:4 Yet their voice [in evidence] goes out through all the earth, their sayings to the end of the world. Of the heavens has God made a tent for the sun,
Isaiah 55:10-11 (Amplified Bible)
55:10 For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
A. They hear the WORD
"the good (well-adapted) soil are the ones who hear the Word"
Hear or "akouo" in Greek meaning:
1. to hear
2. to give audience - meaning you look at them too, you use both your eyes and ears to give audience.
3. to understand - the bible assumes that when you hear the WORD, you also UNDERSTAND IT.
Romans 10:17 (Amplified Bible)
10:17 So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).
Isaiah 50:4 (Amplified Bible)
50:4 [The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught].
GOD in His Grace, Mercy and Kindness has given us as His servants a good tongue and a good ear.
Our part is to declare "I am a good listener." "I have good ears!" Say this over and over again yourself, and let your physical ears hear it. If you feel sleepy, wake your soul not your eyes.
Psalms 103:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
103:1 [A Psalm] of David. BLESS (AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name!
103:2 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits—