We Baptists love our sermons. In our churches, the pulpit takes center stage. We spend lots of money paying good preachers; and, for many churches, the sermons keep getting longer. The best sermons embody God’s Word. More importantly, they encourage us to embody God’s Word in the world. No wonder an old adage states thatContinue reading “A fresh look at the parable of the seeds”
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Are you the thorny vine that chokes the life out of other Christians?
In the parable of the sower (Mark 4), Jesus explained how God spreads the seeds of the gospel lavishly upon the ground. Some seed fell upon the ground only to be plucked up by birds. Faith does not have time to last or take root. There is happiness in receiving the word, but lack ofContinue reading “Are you the thorny vine that chokes the life out of other Christians?”