Sunday, October 16, 2011

Msg: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! - Week 4

   I remember years ago being asked for the first time if I could give a sermon while our pastor was on vacation. If he thought I was ready, I figured I would give it a try. Since I was so nervous about making a mistake, I decided to share as much from the Bible as I knew. I must have used 15-20 verses I had learned about in Sunday School or Youth Group. Back and forth through the Bible we went for about 10 minutes. Much to my surprise, I was asked again the next year. Now what? I've already shared everything I know for sure. In my study time, I came across the story we hear again in today's message. Back then I had picked this because it's one of those rare times when Jesus explains the parable to the disciples. I figured can't get it wrong if I just repeat what Jesus said.
   Today, we go a little deeper into chapter 4 of Mark than I did those many years ago. The question to ask yourself from this passage is, what does the soil of your heart look like? Confused? Give a listen and find out what Jesus means by the parable of the sower.
   After the day was done, Jesus got into a boat with the disciples and fell asleep while a storm came in and threatened to sink the boat they were in. If you miss everything else from the message - get this: Your life has a purpose and you were created for something, not to avoid something. God wants us to live not in fear, but in trusting Him. Now on your mark, get set, go!

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