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Posts Tagged ‘Parables’

Four Soils Dilemma

In Luke 8 Jesus is teaching the parable of the sower to a multitude of people. There are four soils in this parable, and the seed is the Word of God. Luke 8:11. After He finishes the parable, the disciples ask Him the meaning. He then explains that the four soils are four hearts- the first, a hard…

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The King’s Garden

Even those of us who might boldly declare our status (by God’s grace) as born again believers have a tendency to forget that we have been literally and spiritually transported out of the old kingdom and into the new one (Colossians 1:13), one where often the old worldly economy, tools, and techniques simply won’t suffice.  Although we might readily understand and openly…

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The Gracious Gift

Once there was a kingdom with a great king. Every year the people of the kingdom had a special celebration that was filled with a special time of giving to the king. On this day everyone from the kingdom would come to the castle and present the king with amazing presents hoping he would choose…

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Orphans no more

Once there was an orphanage filled with children. Some were dropped off by parents who could no longer afford them. Others were there because their parents had tragically died and no family would care for them. Others were runaways, tired of being mistreated. So many of them arrived at the orphanage seemingly beyond hope. It…

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"What’s Inside?"

“Every door science opens there are ten unopened doors on the other side and the more we learn the more we realize we don’t know.” -Dave Hunt One evening a man opens the door, entering into a beautiful new library. He begins exploring its books, computers, and music. Then looking up, he sees a large…

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Playground or Battleground?

During World War 2, three neighborhood children living in England were allowed to go out and play each afternoon. Their parents gave them only one rule. Each night they were to come home before the sun went down. One day, as the children walked past a long alley way, one of them carefully gazed to…

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