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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 Parable of the Sower: The Second Thorn-The Cares of This Life

The second thorn in the Parable of the Sower is “the cares of this life.” The same Greek word is used for “cares” so these are still anxious worries that divide and distract the mind and agitate the heart with … Continue reading

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Parable of the Sower: The Third Soil of the Heart: The Five Thorns to Avoid

Let us examine the third soil of the heart and what happens when the Word of God is sown into it. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. Now he who received seed among … Continue reading

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