The TMP Podcast

Soil of Surrender | Paul Walker | Stories of Surrender

February 20, 2024 The Meeting Place Church
The TMP Podcast
Soil of Surrender | Paul Walker | Stories of Surrender
Show Notes

God is sowing. Are we fertile soil?

The seed of the Kingdom message (logos v19) is generously sown on all types of soil. God extravagantly spreads his love. This seed is representative of what Jesus taught us through his teachings, life, death, and resurrection. It is the Good news! But this Good news is not always equally received. It lands on paths (v4), rocky places (v5), thorns (v7), and finally on good soil.  How we choose to respond is the difference between being a crowd member and a disciple. In this season of Lent, we contend with the questions of: How are we responding to God’s love that is freely sown into the soil of our lives? How are we hearing? What type of soil are we? Is our hearing leading to multiplication? These are important questions of evaluation, but not the solution to infertile soil. The disciples are fertile soil because the disciples are not afraid to ask Jesus to explain why he teaches in parables. This reminds us that surrender is not so much “giving up,” as we tend to think, nearly as much as it is a “giving to” the moment, the event, the person, and the situation. Just like the disciples, we too need to till the soil of surrender by taking the next step towards following Jesus.