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THE SEEDS AND THE SOWER

November 29, 2013 By Ron Graham November 28, 2013 “And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;” Matthew 13:3. Jesus spoke many deep lessons in parables. What is a parable? Well, Strong’s Concordance says “a parable: an earthly story with a heavenly meaning”. Jesus used common examples in His parables that the people could relate to, but the lessons He taught are important. This parable of the sower is easy to understand and most of us can relate to the scattering of seeds because we grow flowers or vegetables. Farmers sow on a larger scale and have large fields in which they plant seeds that will grow into wheat or some other necessary crop. Before planting season they usually have many containers filled with seeds sitting nice and secure in their big old barns. What would happen if farmers would choose not to plant the seeds? What if they just stored the seeds in their barn instead of planting their fields? If the farmer chooses to …

BELIEVE IT, JESUS IS GOD

BELIEVE IT, JESUS IS GOD November 21, 2013 By November 21, 2013

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God, the same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.” John 1:1-3. Why is it so difficult for people to understand that Jesus was and is God? In the first few verses of the Gospel of John, the deity of Christ is confirmed. This is a very basic truth and is stated throughout the Bible. In fact, the most blatant sign that a religious group is a cult is that they deny the deity of Christ. Jesus, the Word, existed “in the beginning”. When was that? Well, that’s before time began and He created all things. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1. Compare Genesis 1:1 to John 1:1. Genesis tells us that before anything else existed, God existed. John 1:1 says that in the beginning was the Word (or in Greek, “logos”). Genesis tells us…