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Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13:19-23

When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart.

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Return of the naive

So I went. Then I came home. I had been dreading it, the weather forecast alone made me despondent, the fact that this would be the longest time that my boyfriend and I had spent together was cause for concern, as the long distance nature of our relationship has extended the getting to know you period somewhat, and the prospect of five days in a wet tent with someone who may not be all that they seem worried me a tad. 1,154 more words


Because of the negative spiritual impact of the former post, I felt I should add some information to aid understanding of the task of attempting to explain theology, as against explaining spiritual reality, which is probably what should be happening anyway. 353 more words


In Parable of the Sower

Picture the scene some 2000 years ago – an ancient way of life where seed was broadcast manually from a basket. Inevitably, some fell on a path and was eaten by birds; some fell on stony ground and was blown away; some were strangled by weeds and failed to grow; but some seed fell into good soil where it grew and bore much fruit, yielding 30%, 60% and even 100%…pretty much a classic description of calls/sales ratio straight from an up-to-date sales training manual. 301 more words

Planting Seeds

As followers of Jesus we are told in Matthew 28:19 to go throughout the whole world and make disciples. We are to tell others about the good news of the gospel but for many of us that’s a big problem. 741 more words


Once More, With Feeling!

Once more today sowing seeds is the predominant metaphor used in the Scriptures to get life lessons across. First it is Paul who says, “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows bountifully will reap bountifully…for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2COR 9:6) Once again a song from the past, accompanied by energetic arm gestures, plays in my head. 188 more words