Deliverance is turning ownership of an area of your life over to Jesus.
Four Responses to the Word of God:
1. PATH: Satan steals --Doesn't receive the truth into the heart --Immediately
2. ROCKS: Persecution/Trouble --Not Rooted --Quickly
3. THORNS/WEEDS: Worldly Thinking --Not Gardened --Gradual
4. GOOD SOIL: Formula of success for a fruitful life
-Hear & Accept: seek God, hunger for His Word and His will in your life
-Be Rooted & Nurtured: commit to Sunday worship, relationships, God's Word
-Garden & Protect: pull weeds, guard against worldly thinking, maintain priorities
God has prioritized loving humans and preserving life. Jesus did not come to promote a religion, He came to promote life!