Bible Study - 07-09-2011

Bible Study - 07-09-2011

Author Mark Sauvage

all i have is hope says:

Hello every one and welcome to this evenings bible study The study will be a follow on from

lasts weeks study and it is on the parable of the sower While we are spending time in

fellowship and study can we all agree to apply this scripture during it there will be times for

discussions at the end

JAMES 1 V19So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak,

slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

During this study we are going to look at the parable of the sower and the types of ground the

seed goes on

Some of the things I will be sharing are from my own personal revaluation other things will be

from my from bible college study notes, these are all things that are useful in helping us

rightfully dividing the word to gain more of an understanding or revelation for our own

spiritual growth.

Mark 4 The Parable of the Sower 1 And again He began to teach by the sea. And a great

multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the

whole multitude was on the land facing the sea. 2 Then He taught them many things by


5 Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up

because it had no depth of earth6 . But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it

had no root it withered away.

7 And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no

crop. 8 But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and

produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

9 And He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

Mark 4 15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear,

Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. Mark 4 15

And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes

immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.

This scripture really took some time of meditation for me it was sown in there hearts and

immediately stolen why? This scripture really took some time of meditation for me it was sown

in there hearts and immediately stolen why? This scripture really took some time of meditation

for me it was sown in there hearts and immediately stolen why?

WatchmanPeter says: cares of this world

all i have is hope says: Matthew 13:19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom,

and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown

in his heart.

2. Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting,

get understanding

As we start out with are walk with the lord we have obtained a personal relationship he has

become very real to us and has given us his holy spirit to confirm this.

Romans 8:15-17 New King James Version (NKJV) 15 For you did not receive the spirit of

bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba,


6 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if

children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that

we may also be glorified together

Yet like any relationship your only going to get out of it what you put in. All of us here are

building relationships with one another and some have been being built for a great deal of

time the more time we spend with each other the more time we get to no a person

We start to get an understanding of their heart, their character this all takes time so we can no

way at all think as soon as we truly meet the lord that we fully understand him and his ways

note in proverbs is says

Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom

1 Corinthians 2:12-14 New King James Version (NKJV) 12 Now we have received, not the spirit

of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been

freely given to us by God.

3 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy

Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

4 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness

to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

So as we start out in our walk with the lord or even continue in it we must remember is a

spiritual walk its not of the flesh that we receive spiritual truths

I personally believe that is why in the 1st part of the sower the seeds fall by the way side, if we

are just beginning our walk or in a place of no understanding of what god means when we

look at certain scriptures.

Now that’s not to say that we can not receive his fullness after all he has placed the fullness of

the good head inside of us

Colossians 2:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through

philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic

principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the

Godhead bodily

10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power

Yet as we start our walk with the lord or continue in it we still have a lot of weeds that were s

own into our life from be4 we had relationship with him

Theses weeds can choke the seeds the words and spiritual truths the lord is trying to show us,

so we need to sow his word, his seeds into are hearts and if we don’t understand something

we need to ask for wisdom

James 1:4-6 New King James Version (NKJV) 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you

may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of

God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven

and tossed by the wind

Where by receiving the wisdom to unlock the mystery's he showing us gaining understanding

and coming to a place of revelation

Mark4 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have

heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

Mark 4:16: The second type of person that Jesus described is one who does receive the Word,

even with great joy, but whose commitment to the Word is shallow. Just as a plant must

establish a strong root system to sustain its growth, so we must become rooted and grounded

in God's Word

Ephesians 3 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,15

from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you,

according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the

inner man,

17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in

love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth

and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled

with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all

that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church

by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen

Colossian1 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless,

above reproach in His sight—

23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from

the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven,

of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Colossians 2 6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted

and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with


Too much attention on visible growth will cause us to become impatient and not take the time

to become firmly established in the truths of God's Word. This will always result in fruitlessness

A seed planted in shallow soil will germinate and grow faster than a seed planted in deep soil.

The seed in deep soil will put all of its energy toward the roots first, while the seed in shallow

soil has no choice but to put its effort into the growth of the plant above the ground

The plant in shallow soil will look like it is far ahead of the other seed for a while, but that will

not last. It soon withers and dies, while the seed with roots grows and brings forth fruit

Likewise, some Christians get very excited over the promises of God's Word but make the

mistake of not getting firmly established in those truths before they "jump out on a limb" with

them. This kind of people withers away when the heat is on

We can't live off of someone else's commitment to the Word; we must have root in ourselves

Mark 4 The Parable of the Sower 17 and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only

for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately

they stumble.

Notice that afflictions, persecutions, and tribulations are instruments of the devil and are used

to stop God's Word from bearing fruit in our lives

John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come

that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly

Let us take a moment to meditate on that scripture what is he stealing what is he killing and

what is he destroying? Maybe this is something we can discuss at the end

Mark 4 The Parable of the Sower 7 And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up

and choked it, and it yielded no crop. Yet again here we can see the seed that was sown DID


yes but their are other reasons some go back such as money sexy women sport familly

comitments job etc etc

INTERESTING that yet it was chocked and it yielded no crop we can apply the same principle

that I have given with seed sown on the way side . I believe this is the 3rd type of person that

is walking with the lord and the seed is being sown in to their hearts yet there are thorns that

grow up and choke the seed

Matthew 13:22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the

cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful

Note the cares of this world and deceitfulness or riches these things in our life are a distraction

and are thorny roots. A lot of the cares of the world will come from our lack of trust in god or

in his word it still hasn’t established a root in us

We worry about things in life our circumstances how we will pay our bills etc. we get pulled

away from finding a spiritual truth and rooting in us firmly so we look for a exterior source.

money if I just get money it will all be ok, the fact is do we lust for the money and will it take

us away from Christ or are we looking to the one that’s supplied all our needs and understood

how so that we can be grounded in a good fruit?

If any one here has ever planted plants in the garden and not tended the soil be4 hand and

during the growth proses the weeds will take all the nutrients away from the seed growing it

will also stunt growth as the weeds will draw all the water content to its own roots

If the weed was there be4 it will have strong and thirsty roots hence killing the seed growth or

overpowering its growth till it withers and dies.

working sundays to pay big mortgage peer presure to many saturday nights out with the lads

cant get up sunday morns

If the weed was there be4 it will have strong and thirsty roots hence killing the seed growth or

overpowering its growth till it withers and dies.

Oatker says: even familly comitments as good as that seems can be used to draw us away

all i have is hope There are other things that can choke the word. in the last 2

years the lords taught me some lessons of dealing with the problems of his sheep,

all i have is hope not to say I don have any because I have a bag full yet through me dealing

with others its done a work in me and help my own spiritual growth through looking at this

parable we can see that all the seed grew that went on a type of ground it wasn’t the seed that

was corrupted

it wasn’t the seed that was corrupted

all i have is hope 3. 1 Peter 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but

incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever

His seed is perfect and when it was sown it all grew it was the grounds, our hearts, that it fell

on that stopped the growth process and we looked at reasons why but id like us to all look at


we can choke the words in ppls life's we can do this in a religious way and ignorant way or

having a revelation of a truth delivering it in harsh way I'm guilty of all . god is the sower and

they're his seeds we cant make those seeds grow in another.

we can help but must use wisdom how we help and must always be lead to do so by the holy

spirit him self and use the word of god. let us remember theses things the lord has told us this

5. Philippians 2:12 [ Light Bearers ] Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as

in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with

fear and trembling; 5. Philippians 2:12 [ Light Bearers ] Therefore, my beloved, as you have

always obeyed, not as in We must let our brothers and sisters in Christ work out there own

salvation it belongs to them and it is of the lord

And if we have a message a truth to share or a revelation to share let us do it in the manner

governed by the holy spirit the truth he reveals to us are a blessing and they are like opening a

gift. If I new you needed 20 pound to pay a bill I could hand it to you post it through you

letter box

or I could strap it to a brick and throw it though your window I wonder how it would be

received ?What he has started in you only he can finish. So let us be no part of choking and

seed that’s growing in are brothers and sisters

Now I d like to take bit of time in gods word to look at meditation I believe this to be a great

key in the last part of this parable the( good ground)

as we have seen through the study of this word that there is a principle our hearts having no

understanding the word having no depth to root and establish its growth the thorns that we

already have or might receive in other ways

In gods word its full of seeds I would say in fact its all seed and it all needs sowing in are

hearts god gives so kingdom principles

Psalm 1 The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly 1 Blessed is the man

Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners,

Nor sits in the seat of the scornful, But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law

he meditates day and night.He shall be like a tree

Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall

not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper

Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it

day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will

make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success

those scriptures bless me so much and have been the foundation to all the revelations I have

received from the lord. note it tells us we will bear fruits and we shall prosper NOT might but

will theses scriptures here I believe are key to unlock the( good ground)

if we look at psalm 1 we see that there is some form of cooperation on our part this is also

stated in other scriptures

if we want to get good things out of our relationship with the lord then we are going to have to

put some quality time In his word and personal time of prayer and seeking to getting theses


9. Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing

of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God

Ro 12:2: The Greek word that was translated "conformed" here is the word "SUSCHEMATIZO,"

and it means "to fashion alike, i.e. conform to the same pattern" (Strong's Concordance). This

scripture is telling us that we should be different than the unbelievers.

Most of us as Christians recognize this, but we seem at a loss as to how to accomplish it. This

verse goes on to give us the answer. The key is our minds. "For as he thinketh in his heart, so

is he" (Pr 23:7).

If we think on the same things that the world thinks on, we are going to get the same results.

If we keep our minds stayed upon God through the study of His Word and fellowship with Him,

then we'll have perfect peace (Isa 26:3). It's that simple

Ro 12:2: The Greek word that was translated "transformed" here is the word "METAMORPHOO"

and is the same word that we get our word "metamorphosis" from. It is describing a complete

change, like that of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly

This word is also the same word that was used to describe Jesus' transformation when His face

shone and His garments became white as the light (Mt 17:2). Making our thinking line up with

God's Word will affect this complete transformation in our lives.

So let us ask ourselves some things in that scripture its telling us not to be conformed to the

world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds. if we spend all day watching tv or

playing on computer games etc.

you can bet for a fact sooner or later your going to be feed with enough bad seed that going to

take root and produce an ungodly fruits its a fact we can get away from it what ever is not of

god is not gona produce a godly fruit in us now this a truth and it’s a revelation

I don’t share this to put any kind of a burden on any one its something you have to spend time

asking the lord for your self but I believe most of us would agree on god never ever walks

away from us but we walk away from him all the time

I'm as guilty as the next person and when we walk away and set our minds on other things

most of the time if not all it gives us unrest worry we start to be governed by our feelings

looking for something to make us feel good to fill that empty place in are hearts.

but I can tell you that self will never be satisfied it’s a bottom less pit that can never be filled the

only thing that’s going to bring life and peace to us are spiritual truths

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except

through Me - 11. John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words

that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life

Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace

13. Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who

raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who

dwells in you.

By spending time in gods word renewing our minds meditating asking for wisdom and getting

an understanding of it i.e. a revelation of it, it will transform us, it will produce fruit in us, and

this I believe is the last ground

But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced:

some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” 9 And He said to them,[b] “He who has

ears to hear, let him hear!

Here ends tonight's study there is more to follow if I'm permitted to do so hope you all received

something from the lord and I pray that you all are quickened in your inner man unto the

glory of the lord , amen