Mark’s Gospel: The Parable of Four Soils, Pt. 4 – Crowded Soil

Things that “­­­­_____________” the Word in our hearts:

1 – Cares of the world (D__________________________)

  • Luke 10:38-42
  • James 4:4

When our ___________________ lie more with this age than with the Kingdom of God, we are in grave danger of becoming God’s __________________!

  • Romans 8:5-8
  • Matthew 22:37-40
  • Matthew 6:21

2 – Deceitfulness of Riches (D_______________________)

Lies we believe about wealth:

1  – It will ____________________ all my problems. Luke 12:15-21

  • Wealth actually ___________________ more problems than it solves.

 2 – It will ________________ my family and me. Proverbs 18:11

  • Wealth can actually be one of the greatest __________________ to our souls that a person can experience.
  • 1 Timothy 6:9-10

3 – It _______________________ my future. Job 31:24-25, 28

  • When we put our trust in wealth, we take it away from God to whom it _____________________ belongs.

4 – It proves my _________________ as a person. Jeremiah 9:23-24

  • Wealth is a trap when it becomes tied to your ___________________ because it will never be enough.

3 – Desires for other things (D_________________ D_______________)

The problem is not that we have strong desires, but that sin has caused us to strongly desire the _________________ things.

God has placed ____________________ desires in us that only He can satisfy.

What we desire most in this world will __________________ what we live for in this life.

  • Hebrews 11:13-16

Our problem is not that our desires are too strong but rather they are not strong enough for the _____________________.

  • Colossians 3:1-3

 The Parable of the Soils demands rigorous ________________ – ________________________ of our hearts before God.

  • 2 Corinthians 13:5
  • Psalm 139:23-24

 

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