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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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Parable of the Sower: The Second Soil of the Heart-Rocks, Scorching, and Withering, Part 1

Let’s examine the second soil of the heart and what happens when the seed of the Word of God is sown into it. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and … Continue reading

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The Third Gateway to the Heart: The Thoughts, Part 7: The Lesson of Lazarus

We must take off our grave clothes when it comes to our thought life. Our thinking must come out from among the dead where sin, corruption and rebellion abound and into the glorious light of His presence. Jesus Christ is … Continue reading

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The Third Gateway to the Heart: The Thoughts-Part 5: Demolishing Strongholds in Our Thinking-The Lessons of Jericho

One of the greatest sections of Scripture concerning this great war for the thought life of the Christian is in 2 Corinthians: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of … Continue reading

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The Perfect Heart

The great English clergyman John Flavel, in His wonderful work Keeping the Heart, wrote, “The greatest difficulty in conversion, is to win the heart to God; and the greatest difficulty after conversion, is to keep the heart with God … The … Continue reading

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The God of Hope

I have the humbling privilege of teaching the Bible at Wheeler Mission to the homeless, the broken, the down-trodden and to the struggling. It is challenging and rewarding to hold forth the Word of Life. Here my notes for my … Continue reading

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The Most Important Lesson in Life: Depend on the Lord

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. … Continue reading

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