What Kind of Christian Are You?

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Text: Matthew 13:1 - 20; Mark 4:1 - 20; Luke 8:4 - 15

Introduction 

Jesus often spoke in parables. A parable was an earthly story with a spiritual lesson. It was used to hide truth from people who really didn't want to find or hear truth. It was also used to reveal truth to those who really wanted to encounter truth. Large crowds often came to Jesus, but everyone did not accept or respond positively to His teaching. People had different motives for coming to Jesus: some people wanted to be healed; some wanted someone else to be healed (a friend, a son, a daughter as examples); some wanted to be fed; some wanted to see a supernatural sign.

This parable deals with four possible places where seed fell. Some seed fell on the path and was eaten by birds. Some seed fell on rocky places where there was a lack of soil. Some seed fell among thorns and was choked by the weeds. Some fell on good soil and produced a good crop. The aim of this parable is to communicate truth. Jesus makes that clear when He says that he who has an ear let him hear. Spiritual truth is spiritually discerned. The mind gives us an intellectual understanding of words, but it is the Spirit who gives us the real understanding of God's truth.

The message, as was interpreted by Jesus, is the message of the kingdom...

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Important Online Christian Dating Tips For Dating a Godly Single Christian Woman

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If you are looking for a way to start dating Christian women the answer may be as close as your computer. These days there are a wealth of online dating sites, including many sites dedicated to dating Christian women. Finding the best of these online Christian dating services will help you find the most attractive and most spiritually successful women in your town or area of the country.

Evaluating an Online Christian Dating Service 
  
Of course not all internet dating sites for Christians are created equal, and it is important to evaluate each site carefully. After all, if your ultimate goal is to start dating Christian women you will need to make sure that there are plenty of single Christian women signed up for the site. It is always a good idea to browse the profiles of the site before signing up. Or, in some cases, take full advantage of a free basic (limited) membership to look around and see if the site features and other members are a good fit for you. In other cases you may be offered some sort of free trial membership, and it is a good idea to accept that trial period if it is offered. This trial period will allow you to determine if the site you have found will be a good venue for dating Christian women in your area of interest. 
  
When evaluating an online Christian dating service for dating Christian women it is a good idea to look through the profiles of the women who are already members, paying careful attention ...

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