The Golden Key to Spiritual Growth

by Greg Laurie on Oct 25, 2020

In this webcast, Pastor Greg Laurie shares a message from Mark 4 titled “The Golden Key to Spiritual Growth” in our Sunday Morning series at Harvest Christian Fellowship.

Sermon Notes

Why do some succeed and others fail as Christians? Well the simple answer is because they choose to. By not choosing spiritual growth, they are in effect, choosing spiritual decline. The golden key to spiritual growth is how you hear the Word of God. Hearing and obeying the Word . . . that is the golden key of spiritual growth.


The job of the sower is to just throw the seed out far and wide. The only way to tell if someone is really a Christian is through the test of time. A prodigal will always return home. G.K. Chesterton once said, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”

  • Every real Christian will be persecuted in some way!
  • The second best is often the worst enemy of the best.
  • A thorn or weed is anything that crowds Jesus out of our lives.


  • Deuteronomy 30:19
  • Mark 4:1–9
  • Mark 4:13–19
  • Mark 4:20
  • Mark 4:16–17
  • Mark 4:15
  • Mark 4:15

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