I. This Sunday in Church: 8th Sunday After Pentecost
Bible Readings for This Sunday (July 10)
Sermons for This Sunday (July 10)
3. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: (Kingdom of God) The Parable of the Sower
Volume 4 No 230: August 1, 2014
Theme: The Parable of the Sower
Volume 3 No
156: August 8, 2013
Theme: Kingdom of God
II. Lectionary Reflections: Parable of The Sower
Bible Study: The Parable of the Sower
The Parable of the Sower is about two things: the kingdom of God (ie salvation)
and the human heart. Jesus taught that, in respect to the kingdom of God
(salvation), mankind can be divided into four categories according to the kind
of heart they have; their hearts being illustrated by the type of soil the seed
fell on. ...
What is the meaning of the Parable of the Sower?
Jesus' explanation of the Parable of the Sower highlights four different
responses to the gospel. The seed is "the word of the kingdom." ....
The Parable of the Sower
The first parable that we find in Mark 4 is the parable of the sower, which is
perhaps more accurately titled the parable of the soils, since the emphasis of
the teaching is on the different soils in which the sower's seed falls. ...
The Sower and the Seeds
Jesus said, "Why is it, that so much goodness is produced in some people's
lives? Why is it that some Christian's lives are so productive? Why is it
that some Christians produce a life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
gentleness, faithfulness and self control? Why is it that some Christians
produce a hundred tomatoes of love? ....
III. General Weekly Features
Family Special: Seven Lies the Enemy Wants Us to Believe about Suicide
Often, we find ourselves talking most about suicide after it happens. And
for some, it's a conversation much too late. Maybe it's time that we as
believers, who know Truth and the power of Christ that sets us free, started
more discussions. That we begin to open doors, setting aside our own fears and
judgments, to help peel back layers, get conversations going, and take the shame
out of mental illness, depression, addiction, and suicidal thoughts....
Man's Greatest Treasure
MY CHILD, only in Me will you find what is best and most precious for you. God is far
greater and better than all things created. I am the Most High. No one else is all-powerful.
God alone is perfectly charming and full of consolation. In Me you will find perfect beauty
and all-satisfying love. Most noble and most glorious above all things is the Maker of all.
Debt and Gratitude
"Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill." So goes the counsel of Ralph
Waldo Emerson. Do you feel pressure to reciprocate when someone treats you
to lunch? Do you find yourself repaying kindness for kindness, compliment
for compliment, present for present and so on? ...
Thorn in the Flesh
Sometimes when we have physical afflictions, the healing will come. By all means
pray for it, and pray more than once. Ask the Lord to touch you, heal you,
restore you. But there are times in our lives too when He will say, "My grace is
sufficient." And instead of a healing, He personally will be there for you in a
unique and sufficient way. ...
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