Seed to Fertilize a Change

By May 15, 2012 Sermon Notes

Sperma – The Word
Seed
Luke 8:4-15
4While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town,
he told this parable: 5“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed,
some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. 6Some fell on
rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. 7 Other seed
fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good
soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” When he said
this, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” 9His disciples asked him what this
parable meant. 10He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been
given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,“‘though seeing, they may not see;
though hearing, they may not understand.’ 11“This is the meaning of the parable: The seed
is the word of God. 12Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes
and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
13Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they
have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. 14The seed
that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked
by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15But the seed on good soil
stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering
produce a crop.

• To conceive and to give birth to the miracles in your life you must plant God’s word
God’s seed is His Word
Allow his seed to be planted in good soil (your life).
It’s impossible to conceive without seed.

• “There has only been ONE virgin birth, and the birth of your dream will NOT be the second!
Your dream will only come from the Word of God
Without The Word, you have nothing!

The word of God has to be FIRST in your life in order to move into destiny.
Sometimes our dreams and desires are rooted in acquiring worldly things.
Our dreams need to be planted with God’s seed in order for them to prosper.

The Word is the birth canal, and we exit right into the world!
There is only one difference between God’s seed and the world’s
God’s seed is permanent!
What man plants, will die!

1 John 3:9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in
him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God

•Even though we can’t see past the present, we have to hold fast that God’s word is true
Old things have passed AWAY!

Romans 2:11 (For God does not show favouritism.

We get the misconception that God loves them more than me
We know our mess so why would God love us?
Man shows favouritism, so we expect God to act like that too!
(In our world, attractive people do get treated better than . . .)

GOD DOES NOT SHOW FAVORITISM!
God doesn’t see our inconsistencies and our lack!
He loves us and will give us His fullness when we trust and open up to Him, and are broken
before Him.

But sometimes we don’t open up
It matters what type of soul God plants His seed in
If you are not planted on good ground, you cannot reap the best crop.
I feel like the church is on birth control.
We get our worship on as a show
We give just to get in return…
God’s seed wants to come through, but our mess blocks it
The ground must be fertile

Types of Spiritual Birth Control
DAILY BIRTH CONTROL (PILLS)
There is a daily regimen we do that keeps us from God
I’m fat, I’m uneducated, I’m whack…and there we have our daily dose of spiritual birth control
The daily lack of confidence stops our dreams!

What is stopping you form conceiving?

IUD (ONE TIME AND LASTS FOR YEARS)
Abused as a child, and it only happened once but it lasts for years
I can’t get over it so I am not qualified!
It doesn’t have to be maintained or looked at everyday, just think about it from time to
time…and the effects are lasting

Fertile ground is being stopped from production Why?
Luke 8:4
We get discouraged and let our dreams slip away v. 7 We are to show people Jesus
We can’t preach to the world the Bible that they cannot see . . .
We have to live it

Something is stopping you from reaching God’s dream
• You have to first get off birth control!
• We can’t enjoy everything that comes with the gift and the dream and not do the work to
give birth to the seed
Take the IUD out!!!! We are blocking the flow of the anointing.

If God is planting His seed in me, I should be growing
Growing things change; Change builds faith;
Faith comes by hearing; and hearing the word of God.

We get comfortable with the appearance of fertility
We are barren but we want people to believe differently.

Don’t be scared!
Yes, when you have God’s seed in you, you are marked.
The enemy wants you, but, so what! You have to fight for your dream.

If we have good soil, we can produce good seed.
In order to be on good soil, we need to let those past things go

• Your unique set of circumstances will bring something great!
The dreams that God planted on the inside of you is alive!
People will benefit from the life!
God’s seed will never return to him void!