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  • The Sower

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 95 ratings
     | 3,608 views

    Kingdom of heaven is like seed being sown. This includes seed sown is us to yield a harvest and us being sown as well.

    Introductory Considerations 1. How could anyone not understand? The message of salvation is a simple one. The story of God’s great persistent love for us and the story of our rebellion. 2. And yet there are times when we try to share what it means with others and somehow they don’t understand - ...read more

  • How Receptive Are You?

    Contributed by Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
    based on 170 ratings
     | 4,817 views

    The four types of ground Jesus spoke of in Mt 13:18-23 are likened to four personality types seen in people.

    HOW RECEPTIVE ARE YOU? © 2000 Mark Beaird Text: Matthew 13:18-23 n President Franklin D. Roosevelt got tired of smiling that big smile and saying the usual things at all those White House receptions. So, one evening he decided to find out whether anybody was paying attention to what he was ...read more

  • The Right Kind Of Dirt

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 236 ratings
     | 13,583 views

    What about all the people who at one time professed faith in Jesus Christ but who now seem to have little interest in the things of the Lord?

    I've made my choice," wrote the basketball star. "I love Jesus Christ and I try to serve Him to the best of my ability. How about you?" No, those are not the words of David Robinson, A. C. Green or any other Christian currently playing in the NBA. That testimony is from a tract written thirty years ...read more

  • Parable Of The Sower Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 5, 2007
    based on 111 ratings
     | 36,213 views

    75% in this parable didn’t truly get saved. Was the problem the Sower, the Seed, or the Soil? 25% did get saved, and we can see how! Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Sower.html Sow what? The Word of God! Sow when? All the time! Sow where? Everywhere…but hopefully on good ground! This parable answers the question, “Why doesn’t everybody get saved?” As tremendous as salvation is, ...read more

  • Parable Fo The Sower Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jan 8, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 18,925 views

    The Seed is the same it is the Soil that describes us, which soil am i? which soil do i want to be?

    The Parable of the Sower Matthew 13.1-9; 18-23 This morning we begin a sermon series on parables told by Christ Jesus in Matthew’s gospel. Some of the parable will be very familiar to us all but we should not allow that familiarity to close our minds to hearing God speak to us again through His ...read more

  • A Will To Know Series

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Dec 28, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,045 views

    It is only as we exercise a healthy will toward God and His Word that we will be able to know and do what is best for us in all of life’s circumstances.

    Matthew 13:1-23 A Will to Know Introduction In last week’s message, I spoke about the human will and the role it plays in our lives as we move toward or away from the will of God for our lives. Each of us has been given a free will to exercise, and God’s desire is that we exercise it toward Him. ...read more

  • Esperando Una Cosecha Abundante

    Contributed by Samuel Malave on Jan 2, 2003
    based on 80 ratings
     | 2,976 views

    La iglesia tiene 4 tipos de terrenos. Esos terrenos indican como los miembros reciben la palabra.

    Registro Biblico: Mateo 13: 1-23 Predica de: Rev. Samuel Malavé al Tabernáculo de Vida A/D Fecha: 12/1/02 Versiculo Clave: Mateo 13: 23 Introducción: De acuerdo con los agricultures una semilla debe morir y podrirse para entonces retoñar y dar a luz un renuevo. La semilla que no muere o se ...read more

  • Pete's Challenge Series

    Contributed by David Beirne on Apr 30, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,356 views

    What to do when it’s gut-check time. Where do you stand?

    A Challenge John 6:66-69 Intro. A challenge: when it gets intense how do you react? when you’re the only one, are you ready to stand alone? In John’s gospel, chap 7 begins with intense opposition building. Jesus’s popularity basically is going downhill. 1. The question: Now that it is no ...read more

  • Are You Listening?

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 158 ratings
     | 6,161 views

    In the parable of the sower we have four different types of hearers or listeners.

    INTRO.- ILL.- An excited little boy was telling his daddy about something that had happened to him that day. His daddy said, "Slow up, honey, you are talking too fast!" His boy shot back at him, "Oh, no, Daddy, I’m not talking too fast. You’re just listening too slow!" ARE YOU LISTENING? ILL.- ...read more

  • "What's Wrong? Or Has The Word Of God Lost It's Potency?" Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 30, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,618 views

    Why has modern American Christianity missed the mark by such a distance? Is the Gospel no longer as potent as it used to be? Has the potency of the Bible run low like antique prescription medicine?

    "What’s Wrong? Or Has the Word of God Lost It’s Potency?" (Matt. 13:1-53, Mark 4:1-34, Luke 8:4-18) Intro 1. The evangelical world has lost confidence in the Word of God. ---TNIV is just one example¡Xchange in English usage is one thing 2. How Christians "do church" is reflective of what they ...read more

  • Symptoms

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Feb 14, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,009 views

    You’re terminal but there’s a cure!

    Symptoms When you go to a Doctor, he asks you if you are experiencing shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. etc. He is asking for your symptoms so that he can diagnose your disease. Now the problem with this is that many diseases share the same symptoms so he has to ask tons of questions and run ...read more

  • The Sower Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 26, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,494 views

    Which type of soil is your faith planted in? For many I am afraid that they are not planted in the good soil.

    “Parable of the Sower” Introduction It seems odd to me that all Christians respond differently to God’s Word. It is weird to me that we can all come to church and hear the same sermon and even sit in the same pew, but some take something away from it and others don’t. We all respond differently ...read more

  • What Kind Of Tree Are You? Series

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Apr 10, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 8,215 views

    This was a sermon as part of our purpose-driven series - Know, Grow, Show and Sow. This was the show sermon that bridged the gap between Grow and Sow. It can stand alone with some minor tweaks.

    If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? It’s a question you might get asked in a job interview or by a psychiatrist right after they administer the Rorschach test Jeremiah uses vegetation to contrast those who trust in God and those who turn away Those who don’t believe in the one ...read more

  • Just Like Jesus Pt 2 Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,841 views

    Max Lucado wrote a very good book by this title which gave me the idea for this series. God loves us the way we are, yet he loves us too much to leave us that way. The heart of Jesus is a listening heart and is lead by the hand of God

    Just like Jesus part 2: Ears to hear Jesus tells a story about a seed scatterer and soil. MT 13:1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told ...read more

  • Lord, Spare Us From Skewed Priorities

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Aug 7, 2003
    based on 69 ratings
     | 4,623 views

    The gospel shows us how Christ prioritized our salvation through his own life, death, and resurrection. Now, we are equipped to prioritize our lives in service to him.

    An old Native American tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. “It is like two dogs fighting inside of us,” the chief told them. “There is one good dog who wants to do what’s right and the other dog always wants to do what’s wrong. ...read more