Jesus wants us to be fruitful branches. However, temptations, spiritual assaults, and even the pressures from our day-to-day living all combine to hinder God’s word from taking root in our lives. In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus laid out for us the kinds of things that keep us from bearing fruit. We have the responsibility to examine our hearts daily so that we can continue to abide in Christ and remain fruitful. Please open your Bible to Mark chapter four, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola completes his study of verses one through twenty.