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The Parable of the Pots

The Parable Of The Pots, Luke 8:4-15

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The Parable of the Pots
Luke 8:4-15

I. Unresponsive hearts have no interest in the gospel

And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it.
Luke 8:4-5 (ESV)

The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
Luke 8:12 (ESV)

II. Impulsive hearts believe until they are tested

And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
Luke 8:6 (ESV)

And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away.
Luke 8:13 (ESV)

III. Preoccupied hearts believe until they get distracted

And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it.
Luke 8:7 (ESV)

And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
Luke 8:14 (ESV)

IV. Responsive hearts remain in Christ and bear fruit

And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Luke 8:8 (ESV)

As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.
Luke 8:15 (ESV)

By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
John 15:8 (ESV)

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.
1 Corinthians 3:6 (ESV)

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