Luke 8:16-21 – “Hearing and Doing the Word of God”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, July 30th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Luke 8:16-21


  • Luke 8:15 – As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.
  • Hearing the Word not with just our ears, but also with our heart.
  • OBEY/ DO = new nature produces a new person
  • Not a list of Dos and DONTs.  To obey is to follow, live differently…follow after Jesus.

Hear and Make Known – vv. 16-18

Receive and Respond to the Word

  • Hear and Believe
  • Receive John 1:12

Display the Word

  • You do not cover a lamp.
  • We do not cover the Word
  • What is on the inside will/should come out
  • The truth of the Word on display

Hidden and manifest. Secret and made known

  • The truth of the Gospel (the called)
  • Our life (the real coming out)

Continue to hear

  • Our sanctification.
  • Time in the Word (Personal)
  • Time under the Word (Corporate)
  • So goes you… so goes you and the Word
    • Less or More

Hear and Live – vv. 19-21

  • Obviously, Jesus had great concern for and loved His family. But the most important was devotion to HIS FATHER Luke 2:49
  • His greatest concern is for the spiritual family

The Spiritual Family

Those that hear, receive, and LIVE OUT (OBEY, DO, FOLLOW AFTER)

An inward change.  Supernaturally from God

  • Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord – Colossians 1:9-12
  • Ambassadors for Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
  • His workmanship…good works – Ephesians 2:8-10

An outward focus and direction. Our responsibility to live it out

  • James 1:22-25 – Doers of the Word
  • Matthew 7:24 – Hears and acts
  • John 8:31 – Continue

Because there has been such an radical inward change

  • From death to life

There should be a radical change in how we live our life

  • Bearing Fruit Luke 8:15

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