Holy Over Hustle April 10, 2022
Our faith is a duet
Technology has taught us
Easy is good/ Difficult is bad
Entertaining is good/ Boring is bad
Fast is good/ Slow is bad
PS 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God
Mark 3:13-15 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.
Public service for Christ is the fruit not the root of our personal relationship with Christ.
Don’t let your mind think about anything you haven’t prayed for
Set apart sabbaths with God and his word
Where are you now? What would you say to me?
Mark 4:3-9 Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain.Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times. Then Jesus said, Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.
Mark 4:13-20 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable?The farmer sows the word.Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.
Group 1 Didn’t understand it/ Evil One steals
Group 2 Received with joy/ No root, fell away
Group 3 Stayed alive/ No fruit, distractions
Group 4 Alive/ Fruitful
From Satan’s perspective, the next best thing to spiritual death is spiritual barrenness
The evil one wins if you are distracted from the Holy by the Hustle
Steal them, or sterilize them
Watering thorns, who would do such a thing? Me…
FEW things endure,
People are precious,
Salvation is eternal
“God reveal to me where I am watering thorns”
“Lead me not into distractions”