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March 23, 2021 5:48 am
Wants us to have in him, so we can bear fruit for him and your life is for the Lord God, ask yourself the question, if the disconnected to him loyalty. You have your heart's moments and hopefully statements back dated options as the heart of the monitor is the matter of the heart.
Does your heart, where he often easily distracted today. David continues in his teaching on attending the soil of our heart and part two of the parable of the soils like the blistering sun Palestinian days would show off a seed that went shallow after a few days, so similarly, people who just received Jesus with an emotional experience cannot last long term living for him.
Please don't misunderstand. We need emotions in our faith. I love Meryl with all my heart and I need emotions and my love for her and her there.
The same is true in your faith in the Lord. But if your faith is solely dependent upon emotions.
It will eventually dry up, when especially one thing happens when your persecuted because of your belief in the word of God. When you are persecuted because you believe the gospel is true. I can't speak for you, but I place myself under the authority of the Scripture.
And I do not allow the shifting sands of this culture to define who I am and what's important in my life it forever changes but the word of God lasts forever. It is immutable in every way and you can tell the vitality of the gospel and the word of God in your heart if when you are persecuted because of this book and because you believe the gospel is true whether you still standard. Marilyn and I and others just returned from the Mideast. We heard horrific stories of Iraqi and Syrian Christians were persecuted largely because of their faith. In Iraq, for example, ices demands, one of three things with Iraqi Christians when they captured their territory either pay a huge tax and you can remain. Or you can convert to Islam or you can fully they chose to fully. They left everything because they will not give up their faith in the Lord.
That's not the shallow soil so be careful if your faith is mere emotion at some point when it's challenged in the scorching sun of tribulation mostly calls because of your deep faith in the Lord won't last.
The third soil is what I call the busy heart that's the heart.
The just is consumed with the seed of the gospel of the word going deeper and deeper. But eventually, over time, two things choke out the seed of the gospel in the word.
What are the first of all the cares of this world.
Put another way, worry, fear. You need to understand worry and fear are antithetical to faith. The can't live in the same house they war with one another.
Faith drives worry and fear away, but the cares of this world being so concerned that everything's not going to be taken care of and overseen by the God in whom you trust. Eventually that chokes the seed of the word of God and the gospel of grace.
It's also the careful heart that so busy trying to do do do it never has time to develop the inner heart of grace. It's your calendars filled with so much activity that you don't have any time for the gospel in the word of God. But not only is are there. The cares of this world.
Jesus said, there is the deceitfulness of riches, give your synonym for deceitful. Why belie that some of you bought that money will meet the deepest longings of your heart. You work furiously all day long thinking if I just had a below more than I'd be happy and that's a lie because the truth is, you'll never have enough to be satisfied. If money is your God. So the deceitfulness of riches reaches down and chokes the seed of the gospel in the word of God and it just doesn't last. And here's the fourth soil.
The four parts what I call an open heart that you need to know that for any word of God or the truth of the gospel to go down into a heart that heart must first be fallowed. Put another way, it must be broken. Clayton's message last week. Some of you think that horrible thing that happened use. The worst thing that happened to you, but if you allow God to use it could be the best thing that ever happened to you again this what Jesus meant. Blessed are the poor in spirit. Oh how happy are those who reach the end of their earthly rope. Oh how happy are those who know that when Jesus is all they have. They understand Jesus is only me. Oh how happy are those who going through trials and tribulations, and that has opened their hearts broken it up so that the seed of the gospel in the word of God deeply. I wish there was a different way but I really don't because brokenness is the pathway to fruitfulness for the Lord, and these people receive the word of the gospel and the word of God and it goes deeply within it bears strong roots in him and that eventually these roots produce fruit.
30, 60 and 100 fold different people producing at different levels because all of us are gifted differently, and God only expects us to lose.
Use our gifts for his glory. But when we do we bear fruit. 3060 even a hundredfold rate.
Remember I shared with you that the purpose of a parable, a story is to find an earthly story that has an eternal truth and if you don't use it you lose it all. Here's the eternal truth of the parable of the sower in the soils Jesus wants us to have a good route in him so we can bear fruit for him. He wants us to have a deep root in him so we can bear fruit for him and if your life isn't producing fruit for the Lord, you got to ask yourself the question, if the route is connected to him that that's what he meant. In John 15, when he said I am the vine, you are the branches. And anyone who abides in me, they can produce great fruit, but apart from me. They can do nothing. Is your life rooted in Christ.
The proof of the root is the fruit.
The proof of the root is the fruit, say it with me the proof of the root is is the fruit which begs this question are the first three soils. The first three hearts saved. I don't think so how can your life be rooted in Christ and bear no fruit at all.
If I planted an apple tree in my backyard and there's proper sunlight nutrients in the soil, etc. what should my apple tree eventually produce what I'm so glad you said apples are not pears or pineapples. That would've really been embarrassing when an event of course apples in Appletree has to produce apples only ask you this question, do I stand in front of that Appletree every day going you better produce apples, you better produce those apples you Darrell Dana produce those apples do I do that of course not an apple tree rightly rooted in light nutrients with bright sunshine will eventually produce apples. It has to. Similarly, a life that is rooted in Christ does not produce fruit by legalism by preacher types are others standing before he was a you need to produce more fruit you need to do better work harder switch easement was in part from me connected you can do nothing. A life in Christ naturally produces Christ like fruit is this whole idea of two is important to me because there are thousands of world religions really there to rim of the mountain illustration. You either have a relationship with God by your works or by his grace. Said another way, you have a relationship with God either by what you do what's been done for you. It's works or grace do or done all the other worlds religions all about will gotta do. The only one juxtaposed against them. This is, you can't do enough because your sinful is the Christian faith which says it's only by grace to worlds religions. Jesus said there are two paths in this life.
There's a wide road and a lot of people are on it. Matthew seven. A lot of people are on it. They want to live how they want to live with no interference whatsoever. That's our culture.
Everybody's doing was right in their own eyes is a wide road as opposed to a narrow road and Jesus that not many are on it on the wide road. Jesus said there's a door and that door leads to destruction. On the narrow road. Jesus said there's a narrow door and he's that door and it leads to eternal life to soils to religions to roads to doors which heart is yours, be honest which soil is yours. The heart heart for the gospel in the word of God just bounces off you want to live life the way the shallow heart is just a faith based on emotions that comes and goes faith.
It really is inoperative because of the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches, show me your checkbook and your calendar and in five minutes. I can tell you where your faith is. Show me your checkbook in your calendar.
What consumes your life and I'll show you your heart or is it the fourth soil before part which is what Jesus wants all of his people to be hardest and broken apart because you know your utter center you repented because you know you gotta pull up those weeds surrounding you that are keeping the word of the gospel and the word of God for growing deeply within repentance looks at all of those things in our lives that keep us from being intimate with Jesus can we plot out we repent we get rid of them will warning their and in the word of the gospel, how much we are loved by God in Christ. Our identity is found in him and him alone. He calls us his children. He says he loves us forever. He says he'll never forsake us or dessert us and we believe that about ourselves, not the lies of this culture which says how my body looks is who I am or how much money I have defined who I am. Identity is not found what we own, but who owns us, and in that fourth soil bears great fruit for God.
What what kind of fruit.
So glad you ask.
First of all there's a deep love for God's word in the gospel you love it, it's your lifeline. It keeps life meaningful. I place myself under the word of God. It's my authority life. I don't sit over and try to interpret it so I can be comfortable with the guy this week is rather liberal in his Christian faith and he said oh David, you just take the Bible literally, which really is a statement to try to intimidate me not to believe the Bible is true. So I answered you mean that he so you just want to believe every single word of the Bible is true and I asked what's wrong with that he said will there are many different interpretations of different texts and here's how you need to respond.
Listen your friend every text has a context, understand, and in that context need to be understood in light of the whole biblical narrative Genesis to Revelation. And if you understand text and context.
In the context of the full Bible there is a clear meaning that comes in the Bible. It is on deniable is the desert island phenomenon that if I'm on a desert island and all I have is the Bible. I can read it and eventually the Holy Spirit protects context and the full revelation will show me the pair specific you would be of the Bible are you impressed.
I know that word means the clarity of the Scripture something that Byblos is believed since day one. You don't need to be intimidated by you can rest in the authority the word of God to guide your life and when you love the gospel of grace in the word of God, it proves your the fourth soil and fruit will start coming out of you. What is that fruit worry goes away.
Fear capitulates to faith you suddenly want to give your money away and spend more time for his kingdom and his glory, you bear the fruit of the spirit Galatians 522 and 23 notice fruit is singular because all of these are supposed to be ours in Christ. What are the love you love more. You have joy Marilyn remember that Iraqi village that we visited in those women who had left their homes and families in from a rock and and fled into Lebanon. They were so joyful because joy was in inner reality for them. Joy is different than happiness. Happiness is circumstantial. It needs circumstances to be perfect in order to feel well, but joy is an inward reality rooted in a relationship with Christ that doesn't depend upon circumstances. Then there's peace and peace is the absence of conflict biblically.
Peace is the presence of Jesus inside of us that allows us to face any difficult situation.
Patients were as much growth behind the Greek means even-tempered in this. I looked up the word self-control in the dictionary this week is what it means self-control that the Holy Spirit lives within you, helps you choose the good and not the bad gives you the ability to control alcohol consumption gives you the ability to choose against the drug culture this destructive.
It gives you the ability to choose life instead of death ability to loves to hate these are the fruit of the Holy Spirit, the character fruit. The people ought to be able to see in you. If the gospel of grace in the word of God is deeply enriched your soul and also finally there's restoration fruit reproduction fruit. It is your life being lived out.
Another people, dear friends, fruit is reproduced not by what you do, but by who you are. So dad's mom's your kids.
I'll be reproducing your life in Christ, you who are bosses you are underlings and will be reproducing Christ in you, as they see him and as we reproduce ourselves in the lives of other people, especially as we share the gospel of the kingdom of God is known as coming on joins me in the late David is talk about the difference between green really right. What does the Bible tell us about the end time. The Bible is a book about cemetery allergy salvation, redemption and eternal life. David Chadwick is made an informative video called the end time prophecy from Genesis all the way through the book of Revelation, God's word is revealing facts about the times we live in, as well as the second coming of Jesus Christ. We would love to give this video to you as a resource to equip you to help you understand the history and prophecies of the second coming found in the Old Testament.
In this video David covers the validity of Scripture. Jesus is first coming and how we can have faith in his second coming. This video is a compelling account of the foundation of the Christian faith to receive your free copy of this video go to moments of hope church.war\listener again, go to moments of hope church.war\listener for your free copy of this informative educational video from David Chadwick end time prophecies from David Chadwick get yours for free today listening to moments of hope and change these to an end with me today is our pastor David Saad leg. Thank you so much for joining. It's great being with you chin what we've been talking lately about why things that you've collected over the years that you like to come. David is on and is no difference between me and greens. Can you unpack as far as I can. Indeed, because I think it helps our prayer lives a great deal. We can always pray to the father, knowing he has promised to meet our every need. But when that crosses over into our good reads.
I'm not sure the father is as ready to answer that prayer. So let's look at that in the next minutes together. The Lord is our provider. That's what the Scripture clearly teaches. He meets our every need. And here's the verse Philippians 419 and my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Notice again he'll meet every single one of your needs.
According to Jesus bank account that he's the one who writes and signs the checks and his bank account is limitless and if God promises to meet our every need, then we can trust his promise to be true. Our hearts should be at rest with this gracious promise from the Lord. What's important though is knowing.
Again, the difference between our needs and our grades, not needs our life's necessities, food, water, shelter, hope, love, mercy, kindness, we can't live life without those particular qualities, and others. But grieves on the other hand are excesses. They are our wanton loss, most of which are foolish and harmful, many of which lead us down a path of destruction because, in our effort to find contentment in this world. Instead of finding that need met in our create tour of the world. We look at all the wrong places to satisfy a yearning that nothing in the world can ever fulfill true contentment is found only in godliness. And that's great Dane. That's what Paul said to Timothy in first Timothy 66 by living a good and holy life. That's where contentment is found, one which reflects a deep reverence for God.
That's where contentment is found in the source for all true contentment is God himself. Not in anything of this world, especially the good reads which calls I want lessons you get out of control. So trust God with your every need. You can I love this verse from Psalm 3725. The faithful are not seen begging for bread. You just don't see a faithful lover of God ever begging for bread.
They trust God to meet their every need. And amazingly, surprisingly, in God's providential care he does. Just make sure listeners you know the difference between your needs and your grades.
It will profoundly affect your prayer life. This is been so good and one thing that comes to mind is defining agreed is desert dispensable things they are. I did think about my children. You want the latest and greatest.
What ever fill in the blank and you know if they get that it's just a couple weeks later. It's distance and on and on, and so many of us who have had kids you know mine are all grown years are still younger.
But on Christmas morning you give them all these wonderful gifts. They play with them for a couple hours and even then discard them to move onto the next. Whatever. And those are greets there things we don't need in order to live, but God promised to meet our every need in Christ Jesus. He did not promise to meet our grades, but he did promise to meet our needs and what we need to live on today.
Folks we can depend upon the Lord to give us every single need that. So again, thank you so much for this insight today day.
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