Scripture: Luke 8:4-21
Summary: At any given time, the receptiveness of our heart will determine our response to God’s Word. Using a farming metaphor, if our heart is like hard-packed soil the seed of God’s Word won’t grow. If our heart is like rocky ground with no root system, our beliefs won’t survive the testing and challenges of life. If our heart is surrounded by thorns (even good things), the thorns will choke out God’s Word. If our heart is good soil, humble and teachable, God’s Word (the seed) will grow and, over time, by perseverance, a crop and legacy will be left behind!