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The Parable of the Sower: The Fifth Thorn: The Pleasures of This Life

The fifth and final thorn in the Parable of the Sower is the “pleasures of this life.” The Greek word for “pleasures” is “hedone” which means delight, pleasurable sensation, and sensual pleasures. Hedone is pure self-indulgence and lack of control … Continue reading

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The Third Thorn in Parable of the Sower: The Deceitfulness of Riches

The third thorn in the Parable of the Sower is “the deceitfulness of riches.” Millions of people have been corrupted, ruined and destroyed by the deceitfulness of riches. Wealth has a strong tendency to cause the heart to cry out … Continue reading

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Parable of the Sower: The Second Soil of the Heart-Persecution and Offense:Whose Brand do You Carry? Part 2

Persecution: Pursued With Intense Hostility The second thing that causes the seed of the Word of God to be uprooted from our hearts and wither away is persecution. The Greek word for “persecution” means to chase and follow hard after … Continue reading

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Tetelestai-It is Finished!

“IT IS FINISHED” (John 19:30–note) which can also be translated “PAID IN FULL!” THREE words in English, ONE word in Greek – TETELESTAI! The GREATEST WORD from the GREATEST MAN on the GREATEST DAY in all eternity! One word, but no … Continue reading

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The First Soil of the Heart: The Great Robbery

Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Sower and the Seed: The Four Conditions of the Heart

Some of the greatest truths ever revealed about the heart are contained in the Parable of the Sower and the Seed. This parable is an illustration of how to build the kingdom of God in our hearts and produce an … Continue reading

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A Thief in A Parking Lot

By Carter Conlan Very early one morning many years ago when I was a young police officer, I received a call that an alarm had gone off at a local dentist’s office. I was the only officer to respond to … Continue reading

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