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The Foundation(s)

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Pre-Layer (Warm-up): The Provocative 4-play layer. We have to warm up first! -Exhort: 3-5 min. mini-sermon. The theme is found in the message. Quick story. Announce Title Pray
We’ve been processing, cultivating, shaping planting, anchoring, and fighting for our fruit! if you’re confused as to what’s going on just type a fruit on the screen and My fruit is necessary!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!
Your necessary fruit, your unique fruit, your Spirit-Led fruit, your reproducing fruit!!!!
Yeah that’s it! HALLELUJAH!!!!
the soil is rich! my fruit is ripe!
Whew I’m excited!!
“Now [the meaning of] the parable is this: The seed is the word of God [concerning eternal salvation]. Those beside the road are the people who have heard; then the devil comes and takes the message [of God] away from their hearts, so that they will not believe [in Me as the Messiah] and be saved. Those on the rocky soil are the people who, when they hear, receive and welcome the word with joy; but these have no firmly grounded root. They believe for a while, and in time of trial and temptation they fall away [from Me and abandon their faith]. The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, but as they go on their way they are suffocated with the anxieties and riches and pleasures of this life, and they bring no fruit to maturity. But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭8:11-15‬ ‭AMP‬‬
My Confirmation Bias Layer: (Example: Preach them happy then get ready to punch them in the face)
I need you to answer a few questions...
Fruits are necessary for enriching the body correct?
Fruits are necessary for fighting certain issues in our system correct?
Fruits are a great substitute for candy right? They don’t like that...
Fruits are a good healthy source for healthy life correct?
Fruits are necessary for Spiritual growth correct?
Then its safe to say we must always be checking our fruit right?
See often times we get so caught up checking for fruit that we never check our soil!
Ohh we gon work today. Help us Holy Ghost!
OUCH: Draw the first blood Example: “but”. Theater is intentional. Leads into the surgery layer. Confrontation. Gaging Relationship. Downshift / Leadershift
See We can shout about our fruit being ripe and our soil being rich but is your soil righteous?
uh oh!
See we want to give accolades to the seed, but the successfulness of the seed has nothing to do with the seed, but it has to deal with the soil
When was the last time you evaluated the soil? and I’m not talking just production and fruit… When was the last time the soil of your heart was toiled?
broke up the fallow ground?
removed off of autopilot?
Emotional Surgery Layer BIBLE LAYER: Now we go straight Nerd! GO from emotional to academic! Heart first, then the brain! Theology Layer Here!!! (Think Depth) Turn on the “Study yourself full” Example: “The real reason you” “You think you have a ___ problem”
You think you have a seed problem but you have a soil problem!
See in the parable, Jesus likens the seed to the Word of God!
Maybe the word of God isn’t working as it should because your soil is contaminated!
uh oh!
Foot Pathway: trampled and eaten gone no belief. Satan comes to steal it away
Rocky Soil (Shallow soil covering)
Choked Soil. If he can’t hinder you with difficulty, he’ll choke you with distractions (world) never grow into maturity...
Good Ground
“The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road and it was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the sky ate it up. And some seed fell on [shallow soil covering] the rocks, and as soon as it sprouted, it withered away, because it had no moisture. Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭8:5-7‬ ‭AMP‬‬
Often consulted in giving ; but in actuality it equates to the Kingdom response of the heart....
Full Circle Layer: Altar Call. Break the Broca: you introduce a thought, then distract them, then get back to the beginning of the message!!! Stop the ability to have people follow you! Get lost in the message, you must lose them on purpose with a twist. All the layers I sowed in layer 1, I can reap in layer 7. Layers help shift the sermon in different gears! Don’t have a stick shift vehicle and never get out of 1st gear.
Parable of the Sower and the Parable of the light- Hearing!
It’s about hearing! In the beginning was the word!!!
So now this truly isn’t about the fight, the freedom, the process, the cultivation, the harvest, but it’s about HEARING!
He that hath an ear let him hear!!!!
The closer you are to the note, the more accurate you are to the sound!
Maybe we’re not fruitful because we aren’t hearing correctly.
English oak
Douglas Fir
Karri Tree
Giant Sequoia
Centurion: Mountain Ash
Hyperion: Coast Redwood Sequoia
They may be the tallest trees on earth, but the most fruitful tree was etched in history at Calvary!
But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.”
Prayer of SalvationFather, forgive me of all my sins. I Invite Jesus Christ into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. He did this so that I can live. Abundantly.I receive this free gift of salvation. Use me for your Glory Amen.
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