THE SEED, THE SOWER, THE GROUND AND THE RESULTS Lesson 1 Part 2

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1) Are you laying the foundation of your life on the Rock of Godís Word or on the sand? (Luke 6:46-49)

 

2) Are you doing the will of God by obeying the Word of God? (Matthew 7:21; Mark 3:35; Luke 8:21)

 

3) How many types of people are described in the parable of the seed and the sower? (Luke 8:4-15)

 

4) What is the seed?

 

5) What is common with all four groups of people described here?

 

1st group - Hard-hearted

6) In the first group of people, was the Word sown in their hearts? (Luke 8:12; Matthew 13:19; Mark 4:15)

 

7) What is Satanís first business with this group? (Luke 8:12)

 

8) Has this group of people received the Word and are they doers of the Word? (Luke 8:12; James 1:21-25)

 

9) If people are hearers of the Word and not doers, what happens with them? (James 1:21-25)

 

10) What happens with those who continue in the Word? (James 1:21-25)

 

2nd group - Shallow-hearted

11) In the second group of people, were the plants living? (Luke 8:6,13)

 

12) Did the those receive the Word and hear it?

 

13) Did they believe for a while?

 

14) Is this true saving belief? (John 3:16)

 

15) Are they genuine Christians?

 

16) Do they fall away?

 

17) Why do they fall away? (Luke 8:13; John 8:31-32;34)

 

18) Are those backsliders? (2 Peter 2:20-22; James 5:19-20)

 

19) Can a true brother or sister in Christ become a sinner again? (James 5:19-20)

 

20) Must a sinner be turned back from the error of his way?

 

21) If a sinner is not turned from the error of his way, will his soul be saved from death?

 

22) Can the death spoken of hear be physical death?

 

23) If a Christian does sin (1 John 2:1) do they die physically?

 

24 The death described here must be eternal death (true or false)

 

3rd group - Half-hearted

25) What three things cause the people in third group to fail to produce fruit? (Luke 8:14; 1 John 2:15-17)

 

26) I people love the world. Do they have true love for the Father? (1 John 2:15-17)

 

27) Can genuine Christians be a friend of the world? What is the friend of the world? (James 4:4)

 

28) Does the world hate true Christians? (John 15:19)

 

29) Are you crucified to the world and is the world crucified to you? (Galatians 6:14-15)

 

30) Do you struggle with any of the sins listed in 2 Timothy 3:1-5?

 

31) Who will you deny, yourself of Jesus? (Mark 8:34-28; Matthew 16:24-25; Luke 14:26-27)

 

32) Are you in this third group of people?

 

4th group - Whole-hearted

33) Name four reasons that cause the people in the fourth group to be successful at pleasing God in all things.

 

34) What fruit do they bring forth? (Galatians 5:22-23)

 

35) How important is letting what you heard from the beginning remain in you? (1 John 2:24-26)

 

36) How important is endurance? (Luke 21:19)

 

37) Must one endure to the end to be saved? (Matthew 10:22)

 

38) What three things must we endure? (Luke 8:13; Matthew 13:20-21)

 

39) Are Christians in a life long struggle WITH sin or AGAINST sin? (Hebrews 12:4)

 

40) Did Jesus endure temptation for 40 days and did He resist to the point of shedding blood? (Luke 4:1-2; Mark 1:13; Luke 22:43-44)

 

Seven conditions of eternal salvation:

1. Hear the Word of God (Lk. 8:12).

2. Believe and be saved (Lk. 8:12; Mk. 16:16).

3. Maintain an honest and a good heart (Lk. 8:12; Rom. 6:16-23; 8:12-13).

4. Keep the Word of God in the heart (Lk. 8:12; Jn. 15:7).

5. Do not fall away, but be rooted and grounded in truth (Lk. 8:13; Col. 1:23; 2:6-7; Heb. 3:6,12-14; 12:14-15).

6. Obey the Word of God (Lk. 8:15,21; Jas. 2:14-23; Rom. 1:16).

7. Bring forth fruit in perseverance (Lk. 8:15; Galatians 5:22-23; Jn. 6:27; 15:1-8).


 

Let us all look at the Bible as the will of God, read it, study it and put it into practice!

 

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