A Closer Look at the Parable of the Sower part 4

We've looked at two types of soil that Jesus referred to in the Parable of the Sower, now let's go to the good soil. Here's what Jesus said: 20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.” I …

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A Closer Look at the Parable of the Sower part 3

Last time we looked at the first type of soil in Jesus' parable of the sower, now let's look at the second type of soil: Jesus said, “ Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke …

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A Closer Look at the Parable of the Sower part 2

Mark 4:1—Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3 “Listen! A farmer …

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A Closer look at The Parable of the Sower part 1

Have you ever wondered why Jesus used parables? When I researched that question, a lot of different answers sprung up. And I don't believe there is only one answer, I believe that Jesus used parables for a variety of different reasons.  First, you'll notice a lot of parables start with the phrase: 'The Kingdom of …

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The Prophetic Purpose of Bethlehem

"Bethlehem's selection by God as the birthplace of the Messiah was no happenstance. Nor was it chosen only because Joseph's lineage happened to originate there. No, Bethlehem was strategically picked to be part of God's redemption plan from the beginning—that Jesus would come to earth as the final, once-for-all, sacrificial lamb of God (see 1 …

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The work of the Trinity in the life of Christ Part 1: The Birth

For the believer, the birth of Jesus is one of the most profound events in all of human history. To achieve this, all three persons of The Trinity worked in harmony to carry out this mission. The b… Source: The work of the Trinity in the life of Christ Part 1: The Birth

A closer look at what Jesus’ spirit did while his body lay in the tomb

What Jesus’ spirit did during the time his body lay in the tomb for three days is rather mysterious. The scriptures tell us very little about this time. To this, there is leeway as to what one may interpret. We’ll start our discussion with this verse: For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so …

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