Hearts to Hear

September 4, 2022 Speaker: Bud Daniel Series: The Gospel of Mark

Passage: Mark 4:1-27

Memory Verse for the Week: Mark 4:21-23 (ESV)

And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand? For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”

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Intro: What have you seen or heard recently that you found ridiculous?

What do we mean by “the heart”? And how do we sabotage ourselves?

Why do we call the true story of Jesus “The Gospel”?

With ears to hear, what is our hope?


1. Worship the LORD. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for sowing into our hearts the beauty of the Gospel.

2. How have you lived believing that you have to have all the answers? Confess your pride and arrogance to the One who knows all things, asking Him to forgive your blasphemy of yearning to know the mysteries that are His alone.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for His commitment to you even when you were hard-hearted (the path), His work for you even when you chose the world (the rocky ground and the thorns), and His power in you to give you a heart of flesh (the rich soil). Thank Him for His saving Grace that even while we were still confused sinners, he chose to save us.

4. Who do you know that still hears the words of Jesus as ridiculous? Pray for them, asking the Lord to have mercy on them as He has on you, that they would see the wonder of the Lord and His secrets of the Kingdom.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to cultivate in you an open heart to hear the Word and have hope. Pray that the hope of the Gospel would continue to be revealed in miraculous ways throughout the city of Lakeland.

Looking Back

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