Let us each lay aside our personal preferences for what we think church ought to be and try to get back to the principles and practices of the early church.
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall … Continue reading In the Name
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, … Continue reading Flip-Top Head Preachers
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. … Continue reading Harvest of Compassion
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that … Continue reading Who Is This Man?
Jesus provides this parable for us to remind us to just do our job and be assured that God will do His!
The first type of person mentioned by Jesus has no application of the word of God in his life at all!
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;Matthew 13:3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: ... The sower soweth the word.Mark 4:3, 14 A sower went out to sow his seed: ...Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Luke … Continue reading Sowing Seed
Perhaps the church we need and the preacher we need is not in the biggest building with the fanciest decorations and best band.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.