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Tag Archives: Parables
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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power.” ~ Mark 9:1 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come … Continue reading
“Purer in heart, O God, help me to be; May I devote my life wholly to Thee; Watch Thou my wayward feet, Guide me with counsel sweet; Purer in heart, help me to be. Purer in heart, O God, help … Continue reading
“Sovereign – One who possesses supreme authority.” – Funk and Wagnalls “Sovereignty is the quality of having independent authority…” – Wikipedia Let us consider one parable that we will classify as a “sovereignty” parable. Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) … Continue reading