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  • In Sir Edwin Arnold’s Light Of Asia, He ...  PRO

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 10, 2000
    based on 90 ratings

    In Sir Edwin Arnold’s Light of Asia, he tells a parable from the Buddha about a mother who had lost her child. Carrying its dead body in her bosom, she come to the buddha and said:"Lord and Master, do you know any medicine that while be good for my child?" "Yes," he said, "bring me a mustard seed more

  • Seeds In Mustard Plant

    Contributed by Nick Scarpa on May 23, 2003
    based on 1 rating

    Seeds In Mustard Plant A gardener, prompted by curiosity, counted the seed pods on a medium-sized mustard plant. There were 85. The average number of seeds in each pod was eight. Since two crops in a given year could be matured, the gardener figured that it was possible in the interim between more

  • The Lesson Of The Apple? Fruit?  PRO

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Dec 7, 2003
    based on 8 ratings

    THE LESSON OF THE APPLE? FRUIT? I always use several colors of apples in my fruit salad. The red and the yellow help make the fruit salad more colorful. I was pondering about the apple in my fruit salad. At one time that apple I am dicing on my counter was a bloom on a tree. At one time that tree more

  • Billy Graham Noted, "Faith Is The Avenue Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Burkey on Jun 22, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Billy Graham noted, “Faith is the avenue of salvation. Not intellectual understanding. Not money. Not your works. Just simple faith. How much faith? The faith of a mustard seed, so small you can hardly see it. But if you will put that little faith in the person of Jesus, your more

  • Seed Corn Parable

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 23, 2023

    The kingdom of God is like a farmer who shared his award winning seed corn with his neighbors. One year a newspaper reporter asked him. “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked. “Why more

  • Peanut Parable

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 23, 2023

    The kingdom of God is like a man who looked in a new way at a food grown and eaten only by poor folks, the peanut, and developed over three hundred by products from it: cereals, oils, dyes, soaps, and food substitutes. It turned out that the crop restored the more

  • Pearl Tree Parable

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 23, 2023

    The kingdom of God is like a seed which a woman planted in her garden, and when the time came for the harvest, the tree branches were groaning under the weight of hundreds of large and beautiful pearls which rained down upon everyone who had taken shelter there, and they all became rich beyond more

  • True Believer  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    TRUE BELIEVER There was a young seminarian who was taking an oral examination for his ordination process. During the questioning, one of the examiners asked him if he believed in a personal devil. "No," he replied, "I do not believe in the devil." Hearing this, the examiners began to discuss the more

  • Let Me Share With You The Story Of A Lesser Known ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Let me share with you the story of a lesser known man, Rev. John Perkins. According to Philip Yancey in his book "Soul Survivor", John Perkins, a black minister in the South "lived through the worst nightmares of the civil rights movement"(Philip Yancey, Soul Survivor, p 31). Perkins started a more

  • What Are You Looking For?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? A certain man went to Church one Sunday. He frowned when the organist missed a note during the opening hymn. He gave a mean stare at two teenagers talking to each other when the congregation was at prayer. During the Scripture readings, he kept looking impatiently at his more

  • What A Waste...?

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Jul 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    WHAT A WASTE...? When I lived in another city, I became acquainted with an organization called the Wycliffe Bible Translators. In fact, we had a man come speak to our church. I’ll never forget the impression he made on me. He had a PhD in linguistics. He was an incredibly well-educated and gifted more

  • Shake It Off And Step Up  PRO

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 270 ratings

    SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule "braying", or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that more

  • The Cocoon  PRO

    Contributed by Dennis Jones on May 19, 2003
    based on 19 ratings

    THE COCOON A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could more