Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 23, 2011
SOWING AND REAPING
There is a famous (and doubtless apocryphal) story about Horatio Bottomley, the politician and convicted fraudster, who was stitching mailbags in prison when a chaplain caught sight of him.
"Sewing, Bottomley?" said the priest.
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jun 7, 2009
A young man had a terrible falling out with a neighbouring farmer. One night, in an act of cruel vengeance, he crept through the neighbouring fields.
As he did so, he scattered seeds of a persistent, virulent weed. Very soon, the weeds sprang up, and no amount of effort would eradicate them.
Contributed by Mark Pierce on May 25, 2010
A grain alone or with many others?
STORY OF ONE GRAIN OF WHEAT: Farmer plows soil, digs shallow trenches, but must drop only one grain of seed at a time. Still true. Farmers pull a “grain drill.” Notched wheel drops seed through tube exactly one grain at a time. Single grain gathers
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
In my first pastorate in Alabama, we had a Sunday night watermelon fellowship. We fellowshipped together eating watermelon. During our time, we began a watermelon seed-spitting contest. Unknown to us, a few seed made their way into the soil between a brick wall and the driveway. A
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
Laws of Stewardship, Sowing and Reaping
A few of the Laws of Stewardship and of Sowing and Reaping:
THE LAW OF RIGHTFUL OWNERSHIP – Nothing truly belongs to us; everything actually belongs to God.
THE LAW OF PURPOSEFUL POSSESSION – Wise stewards are guided by lordship, not “hoardship.”
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 31, 2012
A WORRY SATIRE
Luke 12:22-34 (New Revised Updated Modernization Version for the E-Pad with notes) (NRUMVEPwN)
Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, about evil people hurting you your family, or random biological terrorist attacks, or how the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
Father Teaches Disobedient Daughter About Grace and Consequences
I’ve given you all the acronym before of “GRACE- God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.”
I’ll always remember a daddy-daughter moment with my oldest girl when she was maybe three years old. We raised our girls with loving discipline