Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 8:4-15 (6, 13))
Parable of the Seed & Soils—
The Word brings—Emotion
The emotion of joy/enthusiasm is a great by product of receiving the Word, but a lasting relationship with Jesus must be based on deeper things. Emotions are too transitory to trust them too much. (Love)
The Word in deeper soil—Endures
Temptation/testing/trouble/trial. Thin, superficial soil won’t survive without rain every few days, but it won’t rain every few days. A deeper heart/soul/mind moves beyond emotion into endurance.
What is the sign of genuine, lasting faith? If it can endure testing.
Faith that endures...no matter what!