Tag Archives: Parables

Making It Understandable

It is sometimes frustrating for preachers, and members of the church, who are trying to teach the Bible to others.  People can think technically, and deeply when they want.  If the job, or school demands that they learn something new, … Continue reading

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Parables: Counting the Cost

“It cost something to be a real Christian… There are enemies to overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to … Continue reading

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Parables: Rejection

“He who rejects me, and does not receive my words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” ~ John 12:48 Let us consider one “rejection” parable. The wicked … Continue reading

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Parables: Excuses

“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” ~ Don Wilder & Bill Rechin “Don’t make excuses – make good.” ~ Elbert Hubbard “He who excuses himself accuses himself.” ~ Gabriel Meurier “No one ever excuses his … Continue reading

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Parables: Fruit

“Bear fruits worthy of repentance.” ~ Luke 3:8 “The ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word… keep it and bear fruit with patience.”  ~ Luke 8:15 “Every branch in Me that does not … Continue reading

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Parables: Hearing

“Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue – to the end that we should heard and see more than we speak.” ~ Socrates “I like to listen.  I have learned a great deal from listening … Continue reading

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Parables: The Great Divide

“As the days of Noah were,  so also will the coming of the Son of Man be… Noah entered the ark… the flood came and took then all away (destroyed them all – Luke 17:27).” – Matthew 24:38-39 “Two men … Continue reading

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