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  • Fertilizers Of The Heart

    Contributed by John Ong on Jul 7, 2015
     | 2,784 views

    How do you want to grow? Do you want a fruitful or an inconsistent life? What kind of soil is your heart?

    How do you want to grow? Do you want a fruitful or an inconsistent life? What kind of soil is your heart? Browsing through the Bible, “The Parable of the Sower” could be found in Mark 4: 2-9, Luke 8: 4-8, Mark 4: 13-20, Matthew 13: 18-23 and Matthew 13: 3-9. It is all about a sower ...read more

  • Becoming Good Dirt

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Jul 14, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,861 views

    The Parable of the Sower teaches us not only what not to be, but what we can be to become fertile soil for the seed of the Spirit.

    Introduction: The first recorded parable of Jesus is “The Parable of the Sower.” It is the only parable which Jesus explains line by line. One of the important things for us to understand is that fields in biblical times were not like our fields today which have been prepared by modern ...read more

  • Matthew 13:1-17 - Maybe If I Actually Listened For A Change! - Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 4, 2011
    based on 64 ratings
     | 6,280 views

    In the middle of an argument, my Mum would say something like this - "Maybe if you LISTENED for a change, you would understand what I am trying to tell you!" So often I am not so much listening but simply waiting for the other person to finish so that I c

    MAYBE IF I ACTUALLY LISTENED FOR A CHANGE! - Matthew 13:1-17 - Part 1 In the middle of an argument, my Mum would say something like this - "Maybe if you LISTENED for a change, you would understand what I am trying to tell you!" So often I am not so much listening but simply waiting for the other ...read more

  • The Soil Of Your Heart

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Jul 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,897 views

    Do we live our lives open to God? We need to allow the seed of God's word to penetrate into fertile soil of our heart.

    4th Pentecost 11 The soil of your heart. Matthew 13:1-13:23 In the 19th Century and into the first part of the 20th (before radar was invented) ships avoided each other by looking out for beacons or lights on other ships. And they communicated with each other by flashing messages to each other ...read more

  • Composting The Garbage Of Our Lives With Praise Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 7, 2011
     | 2,307 views

    Rain needs fertile soil in order to accomplish anything. But the soil needs compost in order to live. So also do our lives need God-processed garbage in order to bear fruit.

    Fifteenth Sunday in Course July 10, 2011 Spirit of the Liturgy [If rain] The word of God, the prophetic spirit, doesn’t just evaporate from the Church. It must bear fruit in obedience to all of the ten commandments, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, the welcoming attitude we ...read more

  • Are You Truth Proof? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,153 views

    Many people have bullet-proof armor around their hearts - so that God’s truth simply bounces off. Learn about how to have a soft heart and fertile soil to grow God’s truth

    Have you ever heard the expression: “they only hear what they want to hear”? Its true – and its also very dangerous. Today Jesus is going to say things that just bounce off the hearers – the crowds, and His disciples. It involves accepting the truth – and in trusting the Lord at His word. I ...read more

  • Strength Through Humility In The Good Soil

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Jul 16, 2014
     | 1,972 views

    In the parable the seed is sown everywhere without discrimination, representing responses from all people; but in the end, it is only strength through humility that prevails.

    This sermon was delivered to St Oswald’s in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland on the 13th July 2014 (a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries). Summary: In the parable the seed is sown everywhere without discrimination, representing responses from all people; but ...read more

  • The Non-Absentee Farmer

    Contributed by Gary Graff on Jul 15, 2017
     | 881 views

    Jesus doesn't just plant the seeds of the kingdom and then disappear. He sticks with us for the long haul. He nurtures the seeds of faith and helps us to grow.

    Don't you just love a baptism? You have the beautiful little baby, the parents and God parents making promises to both child and God. And you have the water and the word. God promising to adopt this child into his family and make him or her his own. There's a lot of stuff going ...read more

  • Fruit That Lasts

    Contributed by Mark Baker on Aug 26, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,279 views

    God’s Word has a lot to say about fruit and bearing fruit. I would like to start out by talking about what fruit is. Fruit is what comes at harvest time. Fruit is what the Father wants from us.

    God’s Word has a lot to say about fruit and bearing fruit. I would like to start out by talking about what fruit is. Fruit is what comes at harvest time. Fruit is the end result of our faith. Fruit is what the Father wants from us. What steps must we take to produce fruit in our lives? Do we ...read more

  • "Listen Up"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 227 ratings
     | 7,233 views

    To respond actively and concretely is to be within the pupose and plan of God.

    Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 “Listen up” By: Rev. Kenneth E. Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA Corporations spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year producing t-v commercials with the hope that people will watch and listen to their commercials and be ...read more

  • Greater Joy

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Mar 13, 2014
     | 1,728 views

    UNION WITH CHRIST IS YOUR GREATEST JOY!

    GREATER JOY OBSERVATION: ISRAEL CELEBRATED THREE GREAT FEASTS: PASSOVER, PENTECOST, AND TABERNACLES. THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES SPOKE TO THE INGATHERING OF CROPS. JOY CAME THROUGH AN ABUNDANT CROP! INTERPRETATION: PSALMS 4:7 (NEW KING JAMES VERSION) YOU HAVE PUT GLADNESS IN MY HEART, MORE ...read more

  • It's All About Relationship

    Contributed by Marianne Unger on May 14, 2003
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,688 views

    The call to abide in Jesus Christ and the fruit of our response.

    John 15:1-8 It’s All About Relationship If there’s one passage of scripture that you memorize and make your own this year, let it be from today’s gospel. Jesus is saying to you… Each one of you here today… Sitting in these pews and to each of our shut-ins, who will be listening to this ...read more

  • The Sower

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jul 15, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,604 views

    A sermon for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 10 The Sower Parable

    8th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 10 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23   The Parable is the familiar Parable of the Sower. How full of imagery the story is. The crowds are so large that Jesus gets into a boat so they can see him while he teaches. We can see Jesus in a boat teaching and then we can ...read more

  • Plant In Faith, Harvest In Joy

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jul 11, 2005
    based on 36 ratings
     | 5,664 views

    God will bring about incredible yields when we sow our lives in faith, trust, and hope. Putting all our trust in God promises blessings beyond imagination.

    Plant in Faith, Harvest in Joy Matthew 13:1-9 July 10, 2005 I want to tell you a story about Bill and Helen, two people now well into their eighties, who have a faith that is rock solid and which serves as an example for any who come to know them. About twenty years ago, Helen was scheduled ...read more

  • Grow Up In All Things

    Contributed by John D Jones on Jul 26, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,198 views

    God has a plan and purpose for everyone. The specific details are as individual as the individual himself. But there is a general will, a broad plan for every Christian that God has designed. That plan simply put is to grow. What are the crucial elements

    Grow Up in All Things Ephesians 4:7-16 God has a plan and purpose for everyone. The specific details are as individual as the individual himself. But there is a general will, a broad plan for every Christian that God has designed. That plan simply put is to grow. Here in Ephesians chapter ...read more