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  • Why Jesus Taught That Everyone Reaps What They Sow

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,217 views

    1. Jesus taught the laws of sowing and reaping through the parable of the sower and the seed (Mark 4:1-20).

    1. Jesus taught the laws of sowing and reaping through the parable of the sower and the seed (Mark 4:1-20). The Lord asserted that what we sow will proportionately be credited to our account in its quantity and quality. Sowing involves what we give out in terms of our faith, obedience, and service. ...read more

  • Why Jesus Expects Us To Be More Like A Farmer Than A Bumblebee

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,329 views

    1. Jesus equated the ministry of the His kingdom with farming in Mark 4:1-20 where He said, "The farmer sows the seed along the path, where the word is sown.

    1. Jesus equated the ministry of the His kingdom with farming in Mark 4:1-20 where He said, "The farmer sows the seed along the path, where the word is sown. Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with ...read more

  • How To Be A Good Seed Sower - The Art Of Wise Investing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 5,824 views

    Many intelligent farmers have reaped the benefits of studying the science of wise seed sowing. Farming is a like investing, you actually reap in quantity and in quality that which you sow. While some farmers continue to get small yields, others bring in h

    Many intelligent farmers have reaped the benefits of studying the science of wise seed sowing. Farming is a like investing, you actually reap in quantity and in quality that which you sow. While some farmers continue to get small yields, others bring in huge harvests and prosper. Jesus likened ...read more

  • The Sower's Diagnosis

    Contributed by Kyle Meador on Nov 13, 2000
    based on 126 ratings
     | 3,698 views

    In this simple parable the great physician offers listeners a straight-forward heart exam.

    (A note to those reading this material: This manuscript follows the presentation of the material as it was originally given. What may be difficult to tell by just reading the original text is the presence of a thick, southern accent – deliberately used in the introduction to make the material more ...read more

  • Are You Good Ground Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jan 11, 2007
    based on 34 ratings
     | 16,592 views

    We need to ask ourselves if we have the kind of heart that in which God can produce fruit.

    Are You Good Ground? Text: Mark 4:13-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: In the movies "Gettysburg," there is a scene the night before the main battle. The commanding General of the Union Army, George Meade, comes to the house where their headquarters have been established. He looks at one of ...read more

  • Are You Without Or Are You In?

    Contributed by Ronald Crandall on Jan 15, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,395 views

    Takes a look at are crowd pleasers or God pleasers? Are we in an intimate relationship with Jesus or do we just know him from the crowds and what we are told or maybe have seen?

    Are you without or are you in? By: Pastor Ron Crandall Mark 4:1-20 1 And He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very great multitude gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. 2 And He was teaching them many things ...read more

  • Understanding People's Unresponsiveness Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 16, 2003
    based on 83 ratings
     | 7,010 views

    A surprise, a realization, an encouragement and a reality check for understanding why more people don’t respond to the Christian message.

    After I became a Christian, I wanted to find a way to share the good news of Christ with my non-Christian friends and family members. I was convinced that if I could find just the right approach, just the right technique, all of my unbelieving friends would come to faith in Christ. At first I ...read more

  • "Shall We Be Fruitful Or Unfruitful? That Is The Question."

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 26, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,759 views

    A sermon on Christian stewardship.

    Mark 4:2-9, 13-20 “Shall We be Fruitful or Unfruitful? That is the Question.” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org Not too terribly long ago, one of America’s most successful newspaper publishers was forced to close its ...read more

  • What Kind Of Dirt Are You? Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jul 2, 2003
    based on 166 ratings
     | 8,907 views

    Identifing ourselves in the Parable of the Soils helps us to improve our relationship with Christ.

    What Kind of Dirt Are You? Mark 4:1–20 INTRODUCTION It is often said that a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. The first of Jesus’ Parables is about the condition of human hearts. Jesus always emphasized that it is not a good sermon that makes for good worship but good ...read more

  • Whose Fruit Is It? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 24, 2003
    based on 174 ratings
     | 28,174 views

    Jesus tells us that we’re expected to "bear fruit." What does that mean and how can we do it so that we honor His desire in our lives on this matter?

    OPEN: Back in the 70’s, a man and his wife were driving to thru Cape Cod, when they spotted a field loaded with blueberries. They stopped and proceeded to eat their fill. As they turned back to the car, the husband noticed that the rear door was open. In the back sat a Cape Codder munching away ...read more

  • Sowing Of Seeds

    Contributed by Johnny Small on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 14,231 views

    Who are the characters in the parables and what each represents.

    Sowing of Seeds Jesus taught the people using parables. He told short stories using terms that the people were familiar with. These short stories also caused the people to think and to try to reason what Jesus was telling them. Just like today some people were too lazy or too busy to stop and ...read more

  • Twelve Truths That Jesus Taught About Farming

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 12,445 views

    Good sowing is done with confident hope that God will give the harvest! Let us ask the Lord for wisdom, faith and guidance in knowing how to be the best spiritual farmers He wants us to be.

    Twelve Truths That Jesus Taught About Farming (Mark 4:1-4:22) Illustration: Other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased, and produced. --Mark 4:8 John Chrysostom was one of the most captivating preachers of the early Christian church. However, he recognized that ...read more

  • Are You Truth Proof? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,982 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 want ...read more

  • Growing An Abundant Harvest Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 10,498 views

    God wants to produce a superabundant harvest in and through you. Will you believe it? Will you receive it? This message shows us what and how God wants to produce in and through us.

    GROWING AN ABUNDANT HARVEST Mark 4:1-20 INTRO: This is the story of the sower and the superabundant harvest. A. A sower sows This is a story from everyday life. Its completely normal. Its about a farmer who puts on his long apron and fills it up with seeds. Then he walks over his field, scattering ...read more

  • Are You Planting Seeds Of Faith?

    Contributed by Dennis Jones on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,592 views

    As Christians we need to continually plant seeds of faith no matter where we go daily. It is our duty as Jesus said Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Teaching them to observe all things w

    ARE YOU PLANTING SEEDS OF FAITH? As Christians we need to continually plant seeds of faith no matter where we go daily. It is our duty as Jesus said Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever ...read more