Hard Hearts and Shallow Faith
December 18, 2016

Hard Hearts and Shallow Faith

Passage: Luke 8:5-6 and 11-13

Luke 8:5-6 and 11-13 Hard Hearts and Shallow Faith

Lesson 1: This parable puts ______ ____________________________ on people’s hearts (Luke 8:12, 15, 17:20).

Lesson 2: The seed on the path pictures ________ ____________ (Luke 8:5, 12; Matt 7:6; Heb 10:29; Matt 13:19; 2 Cor 4:3; Rom 10:17; Rev 12:9, 20:3, 8, 10; Gen 3:1-4).

Lesson 3: The seed on rocky ground pictures ______________ __________ (Luke 8:6, 13; John 6:66-68; Eze 33:32; 1 John 2:19).

Lesson 4: People ______ ______________ and NOT be saved (Luke 8:13; Jam 2:19; John 2:23-24).

Lesson 5: Trials reveal whether faith ____ ______________ (Luke 8:13; Jam 1:2; 1 Pet 1:6; Matt 13:21; Mark 4:17).

 

Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: Psalm 23:3-4

Day 1: Read Luke 8:4-15 and discuss: What does the seed represent? What does the soil represent? Why is it fitting the seed and soil represent these? Did Jesus fail in his teaching or preaching about the kingdom of God? Explain your answer.

Day 2: Read Luke 8:4-15 and discuss: What does the first soil represent? How does Matt. 7:6 and Heb. 10:29 provide further explanation?

Day 3: Read Luke 8:4-15 and John 6:53-71 discuss: What does the rocky ground represent? Regarding the people who were following Jesus after he miraculously fed them, why did they end up leaving? Regarding those whose hearts are like rocky ground, what do they look like? What actions might represent someone whose heart was rocky ground? What is the purpose of trials regarding the genuine nature of faith? Support your answer with Scripture.

Pray for those who lead, feed, and care for the flock, and their families (Col. 4:3, 2 Thess. 3:1): Jim Donald (Elder) and Steve Moeller (Deacon) 

Pray for these church members/families (1 Tim. 2:1, Eph. 6:18, Col. 1:9): Jerry & Julie Kiekow, John & Donna LaPierre, Scott & Katie LaPierre, Danny & Jill Lee, Robby & Shelly Lehtonen

Pray for “kings” and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2): LocalCowlitz Co. Board of Commissioners; State - State Rep. Richard Debolt; NationSenator Patty Murray

Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38): Those we directly support: Those we directly support: Sarah Kane An Unreached People Group: Bhuiya (Hindu, India)

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