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Exposing Myths About the Church: The Church Isn’t for Everybody. Matthew 13:1-23. Will You Be in Church Today?. Attitudes on the Church… I believe there is evil and I believe there is good. I believe in God, but as for church, I just can’t get into it very much.

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will you be in church today
Will You Be in Church Today?
  • Attitudes on the Church…
  • I believe there is evil and I believe there is good. I believe in God, but as for church, I just can’t get into it very much.
  • I believe in God. I live a good, moral life. I think I can be a Christian without going to church. I just don’t belong to any organized religion.
will they be in church today
Will They Be in Church Today?
  • Attitudes on the Un-Churched…
  • Some people are just unreachable.
  • Some people are too evil, too rich, too frivolous, or too deeply involved in the world to talk to about church.
  • Others just wouldn’t be interested.
parable of the sower
Parable of the Sower
  • This Parable Explains…
  • Realistic appraisal of what we can expect in the church.
  • Dispels the myth that the church isn’t for everybody.
parable of the sower1
Parable of the Sower
  • The Sower Sowed the Seed Indiscriminately
  • Matthew 13:4-7, Acts 9, 1 Corinthians 3
  • The Seed Grew Persistently
  • Matthew 13:5-7, 1 Peter 1:23, Hebrews 4:12, Deuteronomy 32:35, Isaiah 55:11
  • The Soil Reacted Differently
  • Matthew 13:19-23, Acts 2:41-42, Hebrews 10:25, John 4:39-42
the sower sowed the seed indiscriminately
The Sower Sowed the Seed Indiscriminately
  • The Seed is To Be Sowed…
  • In All Kinds of People…
  • - Elderly/Child
  • - Jew/Gentile
  • - Crippled/Healthy
  • In People All Over the World
  • He told us to go into all of the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
c s lewis said
C.S. Lewis Said…
  • There Will Be Three Surprises in Heaven
  • Who’s There…
  • Who’s Not There…
  • That You’re There…
parable of the sower2
Parable of the Sower
  • The Sower Sowed the Seed Indiscriminately
  • Matthew 13:4-7, Acts 9, 1 Corinthians 3
  • The Seed Grew Persistently
  • Matthew 13:5-7, 1 Peter 1:23, Hebrews 4:12, Deuteronomy 32:35, Isaiah 55:11
  • The Soil Reacted Differently
  • Matthew 13:19-23, Acts 2:41-42, Hebrews 10:25, John 4:39-42
the seed grew persistently
The Seed Grew Persistently
  • The Seed Represents the Powerful, Transforming Energy of the Word of God.
1 peter 1 23
1 Peter 1:23
  • For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
hebrews 4 12
Hebrews 4:12
  • For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soil and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
isaiah 55 11
Isaiah 55:11
  • …so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
sow the seed persistently
Sow the Seed Persistently
  • Certain studies indicate that, on the average, an American will hear the gospel 7 times before responding.
parable of the sower3
Parable of the Sower
  • The Sower Sowed the Seed Indiscriminately
  • Matthew 13:4-7, Acts 9, 1 Corinthians 3
  • The Seed Grew Persistently
  • Matthew 13:5-7, 1 Peter 1:23, Hebrews 4:12, Deuteronomy 32:35, Isaiah 55:11
  • The Soil Reacted Differently
  • Matthew 13:19-23, Acts 2:41-42, Hebrews 10:25, John 4:39-42
the soil reacted differently
The Soil Reacted Differently
  • Some Seed Falls on Hard Hearts…
  • Sin does harden people’s hearts.
  • Repetition can harden people’s hearts.
  • Bitterness can harden people’s hearts.
the soil reacted differently1
The Soil Reacted Differently
  • Some Seed Falls on Hard Soil
  • Some Seed Falls on Shallow Soil
  • People sometimes join a church for very shallow reasons.
acts 2 41 42
Acts 2:41-42
  • Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
the soil reacted differently2
The Soil Reacted Differently
  • Some Seed Falls on Hard Soil
  • Some Seed Falls on Shallow Soil
  • Some Seed Falls on Thorny Soil
hebrews 10 25
Hebrews 10:25
  • Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
the soil reacted differently3
The Soil Reacted Differently
  • Some Seed Falls on Hard Soil
  • Some Seed Falls on Shallow Soil
  • Some Seed Falls on Thorny Soil
  • Some Seed Falls on Receptive Soil
john 4 39 42
John 4:39-42
  • Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many became believers.
john 4 39 421
John 4:39-42
  • They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
conclusions
Conclusions
  • You Can Choose to Be…
  • Hard and Cynical
  • Shallow and Frivolous
  • Pre-Occupied
  • Or, You Can Choose to Allow…
  • The Seed to Take Root in Your Heart
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