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  • Fertilizers Of The Heart

    Contributed by John Ong on Jul 7, 2015
     | 2,827 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
     | 2,900 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.

  • 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
     | 6,335 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
     | 2,949 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
     | 2,361 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
     | 1,223 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
     | 1,982 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
     | 929 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
     | 2,336 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

  • Matthew 13:1-23 – Part 6 - Dungeons And Mansions? Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 28, 2011
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,264 views

    Whether I live in a DUNGEON or MILLION DOLLAR mansion I can still be stupid about what really matters in life.

    Matthew 13:1-23 – Part 6 - DUNGEONS AND MANSIONS? She is not deaf but her heart is a fortress, cold, hard, defensive. The gates are huge, old and impenetrable, bolted with fear and pride that slide across into their iron brackets at the mention of Christ. She sits in a dungeon of her own ...read more

  • Greater Joy

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Mar 13, 2014
     | 1,791 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
     | 1,781 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
     | 3,668 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

  • Various Responses To The Generous God

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Sep 4, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,223 views

    God is extremely generous with His word and people respond in various ways.

    How do you respond to the Bible? How do you respond to God’s Word? Our attitudes and expectations affect how we hear and receive God’s Word. They also affect how we use God’s Word for our life. For many years, I saw God’s Word as something that had to be laboured through. As something ...read more

  • Grow Up In All Things

    Contributed by John D Jones on Jul 26, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,289 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