Chapter # 8 Paragraph # 3 Study # 3
March 15, 2009
Lincolnton, N.C.

<512> Thesis: "Hearing" unto "having" requires a love driven faith. Introduction: It has often been said that people only retain ten percent of what they hear. If this is true in respect to listening to Jesus, this translates into having a mere ten percent of the Life that is available or, worse, losing even the ten percent. In our studies of the parables of Jesus in Luke 8, we have seen that the issue is fruitfulness and the obstacles are two: the desire to hide the Truth; and hearing without understanding. These are the reasons that people only retain ten percent of what they hear. This morning we have come to the final statement of Jesus' teaching in parables. It is found in Luke 8:18. It is a warning that we need to take seriously.