The Joy of Maturing (Luke 8:1-18)Pastor Tim Holwerda, January 13, 2019
Part of the The Joy of Growing series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Jesus' story comes as both an invitation and a warning. People who hear the Word and bury it in their hearts will produce a crop. But it's not our effort that grows it, it's the Word which works as we hear it, and take it to heart.
The warning is that we are plagued by hard hearts, shallow hearts, and strangled hearts. The hope is in the invitation to hear the Word and bury it in our hearts. This allows the Word to take root and mature and produce fruit in abundance.
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