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Old 07-14-2008, 11:20 PM
 
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What do you think the correct interpretation of the Parable of the Sower is?

and yes.. me asking the question is ironic.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:22 PM
 
Location: southern california
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many many many do not make it to the finish line. keep runnin son.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: THEN: Paso Robles, Ca * NOW: Albuquerque, NM
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I agree.

You can have your roots so deep, but if they aren't watered and get the needed nourishment, your roots will dry up and die.

It seems to be an exhortation for Christian fellowship, reading the Word, discipleship, and anything else that moves us from baby Christians to mature Christians.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:41 PM
 
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many many many do not make it to the finish line. keep runnin son.
I don't know what that means..
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: NC
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I believe that it means that the word may or may not bear fruit in our lives according to how it is received or if it is received. It will have no effect, have a limited affect, or have a wonderful effect and bring about change according to how we interact with it in this life, depending on the condition of our hearts. God bless.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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We hear with our ears, but there is a deeper kind of listening with the mind and heart that is necessary to gain spiritual understanding from Jesus' words.
Some people do not understand God's truth because they are not ready for it. I think God reveals His truth to people who will act on it.

Big T, what's ironic is there is no poll with tacos on it

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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What about this in particular?

10When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. 11He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables 12so that,
" 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving,
and ever hearing but never understanding;
otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'[a]"
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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10When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. 11He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables 12so that,
" 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving,
and ever hearing but never understanding;
otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'[a]"
When Jesus had the attention of His audience and the people were anxious to hear, Jesus spoke plainly. But, when His audience contained people who looked down on him or dispised him, (like the pharisees and saducees) He used parables that were lost on the them, they had no idea what he was talking about.
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