Author: David Lindner

We See What We’re Looking For

If you don’t know me, you should know that I’m a recovering pessimist. I used to allow myself to only see all the problems in life and the world around me. If you know me now and still think I’m pessimistic, well, you should have known me way back when. 🙂 But, one thing I wanted to share with you as I’ve gone on this journey is this: We see what we’re looking for. I’m a fan of the National Treasure movies. Especially the first one. I love Ben Franklin’s glasses. I love the idea that there was something...

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Echoing The Light

Why would Jesus, make a comparison between hearing and light?  I mean light is something you see, not something you hear right? Other places, we’ve read Jesus’s words and he says: “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” (Lk 8:21) So, why would Jesus make a comparison between hearing and the light?  “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. For there is nothing...

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3 Ways We Keep Ourselves From Growing (Part 3)

We are in a series looking at the parable of the sower. (If you’ve missed part 1 and part 2, you might want to go read those first.) 14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.Luke 8:14 I’ve been told this is the one I harp on the most as a pastor. It’s one that presents a lot of challenges for Christians today. Again, notice the seed springs to life. They...

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3 Ways We Keep Ourselves From Growing (Part 2)

Yesterday we started looking at principles we can learn from the parable of the sower. If you haven’t read that post, you’ll want to go back and read it before you continue on here. Today, I want to take a look at the second type of soil: 13 And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. Luke 8:13 (I should mention, that aside from the first soil, all the seeds do come to life. There is argument...

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3 Ways We Keep Ourselves From Growing (Part 1)

Two Sundays ago at SixEight Church, I taught through a very familiar passage. One that we have been through in depth many times as a church, the parable of the sower. In the past, we’ve always approached it from the major emphasis in the passage which is, Jesus talking about how people will receive him/the gospel. But, like you’ve probably heard while every passage has only one interpretation, that same passage can also have may applications. So, I asked a different question this time as I studied that text. “Given that the majority of people who are hearing this...

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