Mark 4:18-19 Don’t Get Choked

Mark 4:18-19 (KJV)
And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

These days we live on some pretty thorny ground. It would not be difficult for our spiritual lives to become choked and unfruitful. Notice the three things Jesus warns us against:

  • The cares of this world
  • The deceitfulness of riches
  • The lusts of other things

It’s probably not necessary to expand upon them as, I am sure, the Holy Spirit of God, can impress upon our hearts those ways in which we can fall prey to any one of them. 

I only wish to issue the warning. Don’t let such weeds choke out your life for God.

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Mark 4:18-19 Don’t Get Choked

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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