Disciples Bear Fruit

In John 15 is the well known section where Jesus illustrates that he is the true vine (as opposed to Israel, Jesus is perfectly faithful)  and we are the branches, we are to abide. Our word “abide” is to remain, to stay with. In other words, don’t leave Jesus for sin – stay with him, […]

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Seed sowing and growing

In Mark 4, we read the parable of the sower.  Parables were a kind of extended metaphors using the common topics/characters/things of the day in order to teach truths.  Lots of people could easily relate and understand farming analogies. We read that the sower of the seed cast his seed and it fell in 4 […]

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