The Parable of the Soils

June 11, 2017 Speaker: Michael Burgos Series: Guest Preaching

Topic: Evangelism Passage: Luke 8:4–8:15

The Parable of the Sower
Christ Proclamation Church
Luke 8:4-15
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jesus, the master teacher, taught the parable of the soil types so that we might understand the different responses to the gospel. By God’s grace, may we be those who bear eternal fruit for the Kingdom of God.

I. The Purpose of Parables – (Luke 8:4)
    A. Parables to the great crowd
    B. The “mysteries” of God’s kingdom
    C. The Father and Son in election
    D. Human depravity and divine mercy

II. 1st Soil – Hardness of the Heart – (Luke 8:5, 12)
    A. Relevant scenario within the first century
    B. Satanic activity in the rejection of God’s truth

III. 2nd Soil – Perseverance in Trials – (Luke 8:6, 13)
    A. Mental ascent is distinct from dependence and trust
    B. The cost of discipleship
    C. The prosperity gospel-lite
    D. The sufficiency of Christ in the face of trials

IV. 3rd Soil – Power of Worldliness – (Luke 8:7, 14)
    A. The necessity of a new heart
    B. Breaking from the love of the world
    C. Chalmer’s The Expulsive Power of a New Affection

V. 4th Soil – Fruit in Due Season – (Luke 8:8, 15)
    A. The reception of the Word and its effect on the soil
    B. The unknowing majesty of the obedient heart
    C. Encouragement in the face of three unproductive soils