COL 57.1 - Work to do

           CHAPTER   2:                

                    THE   S O W E R

                    W E N T    F O R T H          

                    T O    S O W                                    


                                       BASED   ON   MATTHEW  13: 1-9, 18-23;    MARK 4: 1 - 20;    LUKE 8: 4 - 15                                                  


     Chapter 2  - -  Section about the good  ground    -  work of  preparing the hearts     



  The sowers of the seed have a work to do in preparing hearts to receive the gospel. In the ministry of the word there is too much sermonizing, and too little of real heart-to-heart work. There is need of personal labor for the souls of the lost. In Christlike sympathy we should come close to men individually, and seek to awaken their interest in the great things of eternal life. Their hearts may be as hard as the beaten highway, and apparently it may be a useless effort to present the Saviour to them; but while logic may fail to move, and argument be powerless to convince, the love of Christ, revealed in personal ministry, may soften the stony heart, so that the seed of truth can take root.

Christ Object Lessons,  page 57, paragraph 1     Read entire Chapter 2



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   About the good ground hearers


  This "is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it." The Pharisees of Christ's day closed their eyes lest they should see, and their ears lest they should hear; therefore the truth could not reach their hearts. They were to suffer retribution for their willful ignorance and self-imposed blindness. But Christ taught His disciples that they were to open their minds to instruction, and be ready to believe. He pronounced a blessing upon them because they saw and heard with eyes and ears that believed.  {COL 59.1}




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