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  • Sowing In Hard Places

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Aug 6, 2012
    based on 16 ratings
     | 11,088 views

    SOWING BY ITS VERY NATURE IS ABOUT GETTING WHAT YOU WANT TO HAVE, NOT WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE. You sow into dirt because you want strawberries. Three principles that show how hard sowing can be: The principle of death; delay; and the principle of deceit.

  • We Are Farmers

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Jan 15, 2015
     | 5,786 views

    Looking at the four types of spiritual hearts and our role as farmers in sowing God's word.

    A New York City businessman moved to the country and bought a piece of land. He went to the local feed and livestock store and talked to the proprietor about how he was going to take up chicken farming. He then asked to buy 100 chicks. "That’s a lot of chicks," commented the proprietor. "I ...read more

  • The Art Of Sowing

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 11, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,885 views

    The various soil types mentioned in the parable of Jesus relate to a person’s receptivity to the Word of God.

    Matthew 3: 1 – 12 / It’s Just Beginning Intro: In Directions, James Hamilton writes: Before refrigerators, people used icehouses that had thick walls, no windows, and a tightly fitted door to preserve their food. In winter, when streams and lakes were frozen, large blocks of ice were cut, ...read more

  • How Is Your Soil

    Contributed by Douglas Vincent on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 157 ratings
     | 8,988 views

    I describe four types of soil in Matthew 13 with an emphasis on changing the condition of our soil.

    When Watching the Krispy Kreme Donut machine, or as I like to call it the “Dream Machine.” I noticed something that made me very upset. At the end of the conveyer they were throwing away a bunch of the donuts. First there is the dough plopper that makes the doughnut shape. But as I watched ...read more

  • Do It Yourself Soil Analysis

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Dec 21, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,868 views

    Sermon on the Parable of the Soils

    Do-it-yourself Soil Analysis Matthew 13:3-23 This morning I preached the parable of the Thumb. Tonight I have one of my favorite parables--parable of the SOILS Let's read vv. 3-9 Interpretation: Sower = God "as He sowed" --many ways… preaching, music, bible, friend, etc. ...read more

  • "How To Walk Wisely In The World” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Aug 19, 2019
     | 2,047 views

    As we pass through this world on our way to heaven, witnessing should be a priority for the Christian.

    As Paul speaks about the Christian’s walk in this world, he tells us we need to walk wisely. We do this, he says, by taking advantage of every opportunity to give a verbal witness for Jesus. Why should witnessing be a priority for believers as we are living in this world? Two reasons: Reason #1: ...read more

  • Matthew 13:18-23 – A Jackhammer And A Concrete Heart! – Part 4 Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 28, 2011
    based on 61 ratings
     | 5,989 views

    He allowed the cancer to be a like a PNEUMATIC JACKHAMMER. Yes, it shook him up but it also broke up the hard places of his heart and enabled God to get through to him. Everyone of us has that choice.

    Matthew 13:18-23 – A JACKHAMMER AND A CONCRETE HEART! – Part 4 Two of the men have impacted my life. Both of them died of cancer. For many years one of these men allowed his CIRCUMSTANCES to harden him towards those in his family and towards God. I thought my dad was about as far ...read more

  • Matthew 13:10-17 – How To Guage Your Spiritual Apathy – Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 13, 2011
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,462 views

    The sounds of the city snatches away our attention and the persistent voice of Christ’s love fights to be heard above the collective sighs of our APATHY. Just like the parable of the Sower and the Soils.

    Matthew 13:10-17 – HOW TO GUAGE YOUR SPIRITUAL APATHY – Part 3 We visited the Opera House in Sydney not long ago. Thousands of people on foot! I am reminded that there is a spiritual INDIFFERENCE that walks the concrete footpaths of my city and what Christ has to say is often swept away or ...read more

  • The Frustrations Of Farming

    Contributed by Michael Bowen on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 2,996 views

    Four responses to the Gospel.

    The Frustrations Of Farming - Mark 4:1-9 Introduction: A farmer had noticed some boys kept stealing watermelons out of his watermelon patch every night so he decided to put a stop to them. He put a sign out in his watermelon patch that said, "One of these watermelons have been injected with ...read more

  • Seeds Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 11, 2014
     | 4,053 views

    Jesus teaches of the ways people receive the truth.

    A pastor once preached on this passage: A mother of 12 came forward, concerned that her life has not produced any eternal fruit. She told the pastor, “I am not sure that with my responsibilities, I have time to do anything of value to God.” The pastor tried to comfort the lady, prayed ...read more

  • Loamy Hearts

    Contributed by Greg Yort on Apr 8, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,696 views

    As a church and as a Christian, it is our job to sow seeds…to preach, teach and witness. It is God’s job to regenerate hearts, save, and mature.

    Introduction Is anyone here do much gardening? What is the dirty secret among successful gardeners? Loamy soil! Every gardener quickly learns that good soil is vital for a healthy, productive garden. Good soil means it has nutrients to feed the plants and a texture that holds water long enough for ...read more

  • Seeds By The Sea

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 19, 2011
     | 1,290 views

    Sermon for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost and the parable of the weeds.

    Matthew 13: 1 – 9, 18 – 23 / Seeds By The Sea Intro: The story is told of Franklin Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what he said. One evening during a reception, he decided to try an ...read more

  • Home Invasion Series

    Contributed by Louis Gibson on Sep 27, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,467 views

    Jesus said, "You can survive this if you do what I say."

    Surviving Disaster #2 Home Invasion Psalm 11:3 Intro: Spike TV has a new series called Surviving Disaster. As i watched, it became obvious that life has disasters, and if we are to truly survive life, then we need to look to the one who gives life, Jesus. Today we look at home invasions. One ...read more

  • Matthew 13:20-21 – Part 5 – Swimming At The Shallow End Of The Pool? Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 28, 2011
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,983 views

    No matter how hardhitting and inspiring and deep the message is on Sunday, many stay at the shallow end and won’t continue with the faith that they profess.

    Matthew 13:20-21 – Part 5 – SWIMMING AT THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL? He stays at the shallow end of the pool for a long time, refusing invitations to come out into the deeper water, even with his dad. But after a long time considering it, my grandson Zion Brave Bennett thrusts ...read more

  • Seeds By The Sea

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 7, 2011
     | 1,322 views

    Sermon for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost dealing with spreading God's word.

    Matthew 13: 1 – 9, 18 – 23 / Seeds By The Sea Intro: The story is told of Franklin Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what he said. One evening during a reception, he decided to try an ...read more