The parable of the sower (Matthew 13, Mark 4, Luke 8) explains five faith-killers:
- Greed and money issues
- Things and the desire for them
The first two attack your persistence; the remaining three attack your focus. All five of them are intended to prevent the promise you’re standing on from being effective.
At the beginning of the message, I noted that I was returning to the previous week’s reading (Mark’s version) rather than today’s reading. I felt this message was important enough to go off-schedule.