OVERVIEW: Jesus teaches on the kingdom of God using several parables; he later calms a storm.
BIG IDEA: A healthy heart allows God’s word to grow.
KEY VERSE: Mark 4:20 (Jesus to disciples)
And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Where there is life, there is growth. I am life, and I want to make you fully alive. I want to equip you to bring life to those around you. I am taking care of your every need so that worry will not stunt your growth. My grace and mercy and blessings are overflowing in your life so that you can be a giver, not distracted by getting all the time.
The work I am doing in and around you is growing and will grow beyond anything you could ever imagine. I want you to be a part of the growth. You have a purpose. I want the soil of your heart and mind to stay fertile and fresh, so think about my word and apply it. Stay in conversation with me throughout the day. Confess your sin and move on from it. Your life is significant, and you will impact many with my love and life-giving power.
Do you have any weeds in your life? Ask God to reveal any roots of bitterness, division, pride, greed, or lust that have sprouted up in your life. Take time to be still and listen. Confess your sin. This week, share the change you are working on with a trusted friend.
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