Parable of the Sower and Reapers Roadmap


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Featured new content today includes Sower Parable (i) Infections & Protections mapped to the four key soil categories, paralleling (ii) competition & preparation, (iii) heart types & (iv) faith types.

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Parable of the Sower and Reapers Roadmap

  1. 1. Parable of the Sower& Reapers Roadmap Copyright © 2009-2011By Carl Frederick II 1/6/2012 1
  2. 2. Parable of the Sower Bible Accounts Matthew 13 Mark 4 Luke 8Matthew 13:35 (ESV): 35 This was to fulfill whatwas spoken by the prophet: “I will open mymouth in parables; I will utter what has beenhidden since the foundation of the world.” 1/6/2012 2
  3. 3. Parable of the Sower Gateway to All Parables Understanding Parable of the Sower Properly Positions All God’s Parables Hearers to UnderstandMark 4:13: And he said to them, “Do you notunderstand this parable? How then will youunderstand all the parables?“. 1/6/2012 3
  4. 4. Path Birds Ate Scorched Rocky Places Grew Quickly Plant No Root Withered Among Thorns Choked Plants
  5. 5. Not Understand In Heart Evil One Snatches Away Trouble / Persecution Recipient Hears Receives Joyfully Falls Away No Root Quickly Worries of Life Deceitfulness of Wealth Concerns Choke Unfruitful
  6. 6. Depth Depth & Growth Chart DeepShallow Need Depth & Too Eliminate WeedsGround Little Level Depth Growth None Quick, then Competing, Fruitful Scorched then Choked
  7. 7. Parable of the Sower Faith Types Faith Faith Faith Remaining Blinders Rocky Rebel FaithValue of God’s Contentment Destructively Enduring faithMessage not in surface faith allows worldly in Jesus,understood, in God, skips priorities to fruitfullyand is dedication to compete with understandsdisregarded. depth needed faith in God as and practices to stand firm. primary. God’s Word. 7 1/6/2012
  8. 8. Parable of the Sower Heart Types Blind Rocky Rebellious Remaining Heart Heart Heart HeartHeart’s Enthusiastic at Heart partially Heart fullydisposition first to God’s commits to dedicated toblinds hearer Word, Rocky Christ, leaving Jesus is firmlyfrom grasping Heart shallow disastrous established,God’s Message. & lacks will to vulnerability to reaping fruit of strengthen worldly desires righteousness initial gift. & concerns. plentifully. 1/6/2012 8
  9. 9. Parable of the SowerCompetition & PreparationPreparation Preparation Preparation Preparation Blindness Rocky Rebel RemainingAwareness of Excitement for Prepares ways Understandscompetition competition to make easier value & needdisregarded, so thought to give win to of preparationopponent sufficient, so competition, from Jesus,easily lacks necessary with loss as the leading toconquers, preparation critical proper practicecausing loss. and is defeated consequence. and victory. 9 1/6/2012
  10. 10. Parable of the Sower Infections & Protections Infection Protection Protection Protection Blindness Rocky Rebel RemainingAttentiveness Enthusiasm for Claiming has Understandsto infections availability of protection, value & needdiscounted, so protection held stays in risky of protectioninfections as enough, so behaviors … from Jesus,easily flourish, not fully consequently leading tocausing activate, and is retaining security andcompromise. compromised. infections. victory. 10 1/6/2012
  11. 11. Parable of the Sower Deep Dive What? Why? How? 1/6/2012 11
  12. 12. Jesus ChristSon of God Revealing Repentance Raceway Rejoicing Reasoning Recognizing Receiving Rooting Remaining Reaping Resisting & Rejecting Narrow Path to Eternal Life Blinders Boulevard Recognizing Error The Bible Promised God’s Word Rocky Road No Rooting Rebel Road Prayer Penalty Seek 1st His Paid Kingdom & Righteousness Born Again Evil One Snatches Concerns Choke Falls Away Fruits of the Spirit Making Unfruitful Quickly Wide Path to Eternal Death
  13. 13. Jesus Christ Jesus ChristSon of God Son of God Revealing Repentance Raceway Rejoicing Reasoning Recognizing Receiving Rooting Remaining Reaping Resisting & Rejecting Narrow Path to Eternal Life Blinders Boulevard Recognizing ErrorThe Bible Promised Rocky Road No RootingGod’s Word Rebel Road Prayer Penalty Seek 1st His Paid Kingdom & Born Righteousness Again Healings Feedings Miracles Prophesies Church & U-Turn U-Turn Word U-Turn Fruits of the SpiritControlling Nature Resurrections Wide Path to Eternal Death
  14. 14. Parable of the Sower Revealing RevealingJesus ChristSon of God God scatters The Word as seed like the Sower The BibleGod’s Word 1/6/2012 14
  15. 15. Parable of the Sower RevealingRevealing Jesus Christ Son of GodGod reveals his Word for peopleto know him The Bible Promises by Faith God’s Word 1/6/2012 15
  16. 16. Parable of the Sower Jesus Christ Revealing Son of God Revealing Narrow Path to Eternal LifeMatthew 7:13-14 (ESV): 13 "Enter by thenarrow gate. For the gate is wide and theway is easy that leads to destruction, andthose who enter by it are many. 14 For thegate is narrow and the way is hard thatleads to life, and those who find it are few. Wide Path to Eternal Death 1/6/2012 16
  17. 17. Parable of the Sower RevealingRevealing Jesus Christ Son of God Mark 14:9 (NIV): 8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. 9 I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also beWoman PreparesJesus for Burial told, in memory of her. 1/6/2012 17
  18. 18. Parable of the Sower Revealing Jesus Christ Son of GodRevealing Moses & Snake Look & Healed John 3:14-18 (NIV): 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him Jesus & Cross shall not perish but have eternal life. Faith & Forgiven 1/6/2012 18
  19. 19. Parable of the Sower Our Responsibility Seek 1st His Matthew 6:33 (NIV): 33 But seek first Kingdom & his kingdom and his righteousness,Righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. 1/6/2012 19
  20. 20. Parable of the Sower Our Responsibility Seek 1st His Hosea 10:12 (NIV): 12 Sow for Kingdom & yourselves righteousness, reap the Righteousness fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.Sow to Reap Spirit Holiness Need Depth & Eliminate Weeds 1/6/2012 20
  21. 21. Parable of the Sower Our Responsibility Seek1stHis Isaiah 55:6 (NASB): 6 Seek the LORD Kingdom & while He may be found; Call uponRighteousness Him while He is near 1/6/2012 21
  22. 22. Parable of the Sower Our Responsibility Hebrews 10:25 (NIV): 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.Christians Meeting Together 1/6/2012 22
  23. 23. Parable of the Sower Repentance Raceway Repentance Raceway God forgives sincerely repentant who reach out in prayer, yet Prayer withholds forgiveness from self-righteous, filled with sinful pride http://ClipArt.ChristiansUnite.comParable of the Pharisee & Tax Collector 1/6/2012 23
  24. 24. Parable of the Sower Repentance Raceway Repentance Raceway Acts 20:21 (NIV): I have Prayer declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.Preach Repentance To All Nations 1/6/2012 24
  25. 25. Parable of the Sower Repentance Raceway Repentance Raceway The Great Commission involves Jesus Christ’s followers to Preach the Gospel of repentance to make disciples of all nations, a mission whose success is certain, thanks to the interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream http://ClipArt.ChristiansUnite.comNebuchadnezzar’s Dream http://Biblical-Art.comDaniel Reveals & Interprets 1/6/2012 25
  26. 26. Parable of the Sower Resisting & Reasoning Matthew 13:22 (NIV): 22 The one who Resisting & Rejecting received the seed that fell among the Rebel Road thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful Worries & Anxieties of Life Deceitfulness of WealthConcerns Choke & Love of MoneyMaking Unfruitful 1/6/2012 26
  27. 27. Parable of the Sower Resisting & Reasoning Resisting & Rejecting Excessive concern for wealth & worries of Rebel Road life lead many to resist and reject God, like a plant choked by thorns. Worries of Life Deceitfulness of Wealth Concerns Choke UnfruitfulConcerns ChokeMaking Unfruitful 1/6/2012 27
  28. 28. Parable of the Sower Resisting & Reasoning Jesus stressed importance to believe the Resisting & Rejecting miracles, to come to know his identity, for people currently outside his flock. Rebel Road Healings Feedings John 14:11 (NIV): 11Believe me when I say that I am in the Controlling Nature Father and the Resurrections Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of theConcerns Choke Miracles miracles themselves.Making Unfruitful U-Turn 1/6/2012 28
  29. 29. Parable of the Sower Recognizing & ReasoningMatthew 13:19 (NIV): 19 When Blinders Boulevard Recognizing Erroranyone hears the message about thekingdom and does not understand it,the evil one comes and snatchesaway what was sown in his heart. Thisis the seed sown along the path. Evil One Snatches 1/6/2012 29
  30. 30. Parable of the Sower Recognizing & ReasoningPrior choices and pride causes Blinders Boulevard Recognizing Errorpeople’s failure to recognize God’smessage in their heart, enabling theevil one to snatch the message like abird carrying away the seed. Evil One Snatches Not Understand Evil One In Heart Snatches Away 1/6/2012 30
  31. 31. Parable of the Sower Recognizing & Reasoning Luke 16:31 (NIV): “He Blinders Boulevard [Abraham] said to him, Recognizing Error ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ “ Evil One Snatches Lazarus and Rich Man Evidence Standards Believe Prophets & Prophesies Teachers in O.T. U-Turn 1/6/2012 31
  32. 32. Parable of the Sower Recognizing & Reasoning Star & Birth in Blinders Boulevard Bethlehem & Wise Recognizing Error Men & Prophesies Prophesies Star of Bethlehem Video: U-Turn Matthew 2:1-7 (NIV): 1 … Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, Evil One Snatches “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” … 1/6/2012 32
  33. 33. Parable of the Sower Recognizing & Reasoning Crucifixion & Burial & Resurrection Prophesies Blinders Boulevard Recognizing Error Use your reason to recognize God. Over 300 prophecies: Prophesies U-TurnActs 4:9-14 (NIV): ... 10 then know this, you Evil Oneand all the people of Israel: It is by the Snatchesname of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whomyou crucified but whom God raised fromthe dead, that this man stands before youhealed. … 1/6/2012 33
  34. 34. Parable of the Sower Receiving without Rooting Matthew 13:20-21 (NIV): 20 The one who received the seed that fell on Rocky RoadNo Rooting rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. Falls Away Quickly 1/6/2012 34
  35. 35. Parable of the Sower Receiving without Rooting Receiving faith in Jesus Christ without rooting becomes short-lived belief Rocky RoadNo Rooting like a plant without deep roots is unable to withstand the sun’s heat. Recipient Hears Receives Joyfully Falls Falls Away Away Quickly No Root Quickly 1/6/2012 35
  36. 36. Parable of the Sower Receiving & Rooting Receiving Rooting John 1:9-13 (NIV): 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. Believe in JesusBecome Children of God 1/6/2012 36
  37. 37. Parable of the Sower Receiving & Rooting Receiving Rooting Rooting after receiving and believing Jesus Christ is key to perseverance over troubles and persecution like plants with deep nourishing roots withstanding Deep In Good Soil scorching heat.In Word, Way, & WillPlant Produces Plenty 1/6/2012 37
  38. 38. Parable of the Sower Remaining RemainingWe are called to remain in righteousness,knowing God will keep our souls safe inhis hands for all eternityBelievers Safe in Encourage Believers to God’s Hands Remain True to God 1/6/2012 38
  39. 39. Parable of the Sower Remaining RemainingBelievers’ remaining in righteousness seekto love God first and love their neighbors Love God Love People Commandments Foundations 1/6/2012 39
  40. 40. Parable of the Sower Remaining Remaining Pray to God Your Effort To Add In 2 Peter 1:3-11 (NIV): 8 For Increasing Measures if you possess these To Faith, Add + Goodness + qualities in increasing Make Certain Be Productive measure, they will keep & Effective Knowledge + Self-Control + you from being ineffective Perseverance + Godliness + and unproductive in yourYou Are Cook Brotherly Kindness + knowledge of our Lord Love Jesus Christ. 1/6/2012 40
  41. 41. Parable of the Sower Remaining Remaining Equip Yourself Ephesians 6:10-20 (NIV): Spiritually 10 Finally, be strong in the Helmet of Lord and in his mightyBreastplate of SalvationRighteousness power. 11 Put on the full Sword of Belt of Spirit Truth armor of God so that you Readiness of Shield of can take your stand againstGospel of Peace Faith the devil’s schemes. 1/6/2012 41
  42. 42. Parable of the Sower Reaping ReapingMatthew 13: 1-9 (NIV): 8 Still otherseed fell on good soil, where itproduced a crop—a hundred, sixty orthirty times what was sown. 9 He whohas ears, let him hear. 1/6/2012 42
  43. 43. Parable of the Sower Reaping ReapingReaping results from deep faith withunderstanding like a plant in good soil. 1/6/2012 43
  44. 44. Parable of the Sower Reaping ReapingJohn 3:1-21 (NIV): … 5 Jesusanswered, “I tell you the truth, Bornno one can enter the Againkingdom of God unless he is New Heartborn of water and the Spirit. 6 New SpiritFlesh gives birth to flesh, but New Creationthe Spirit gives birth to spirit. … You Reap What You Sow 1/6/2012 44
  45. 45. Parable of the Sower Reaping ReapingGalations 5:22-26 (NIV): Joy Peace22 But the fruit of the Love PatienceSpirit is love, joy, peace, Fruits of thepatience, kindness, Spirit Kindnessgoodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self- Self-Control Goodnesscontrol. Against such Gentleness Faithfulnessthings there is no law. 1/6/2012 45
  46. 46. Parable of the Sower Rejoicing RejoicingDespite being insufficient forconfidence in salvation, rejoicing is aregular essential aspect to our faithfullyfollowing Jesus. 1/6/2012 46
  47. 47. Parable of the Sower Rejoicing Rejoicing Matthew 5:11-12 (ESV): 11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophetsRejoice thru Fiery Trials with God’s Help who were before you. 1/6/2012 47
  48. 48. Parable of the Sower Rejoicing Rejoicing Rejoice when your dealings with people have been proper. Repent when dealings have been improper, for GodIn Others Progress & watches and judges. In Proper Dealings with People 1/6/2012 48
  49. 49. Parable of the Sower Rejoicing RejoicingEcclesiastes 5:18 (ESV): 18Behold, what I have seen tobe good and fitting is to eatand drink and find enjoymentin all the toil with which onetoils under the sun the fewdays of his life that God hasgiven him, for this is his lot. In Toil & Wealth & Possessions, Putting God First 1/6/2012 49
  50. 50. Parable of the SowerReapers Roadmap Key MessageActs 2:6,7 (ESV): 6Therefore, as youreceived Christ Jesusthe Lord, so walk in him,7 rooted and built up inhim and established inthe faith, just as youwere taught,abounding inthanksgiving. 1/6/2012 50
  51. 51. Parable of the Sower Reapers Roadmap Key MessageOnce Jesus was revealed,recognized, and receivedas Lord and Christ withrepentance, believers areencouraged to do theirrooting in him with soundreasoning, remainingestablished as they walk inthe faith, reaping holiness, * Key Message derived fromaccompanied by rejoicing scriptures in Acts 2:6,7 (ESV) and The Reapers Roadmap, basedthrough thanksgiving. * upon The Parable of the Sower 1/6/2012 51
  52. 52. Parable of the Sower Graphical Credits• Microsoft Office:••• 1/6/2012 52