Author: David Lindner

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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How NOT to read the Bible

There are probably thousands of articles on how to read the Bible. Classes and probably even degrees and dissertations have been done on this idea. I’m sure they’re all great. They might even say what I’m about to say. I don’t know, I’m not as smart as they are. But, I just want to share one simple idea with you, give you an example and encourage you to read your Bibles. Even though I have a degree in Bible/Theology, I have a lot (a lot!) to still learn about the Bible. I’m not writing this article to give you...

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11 Ways To Die Full Of Regret

One of the blessings of being a pastor is perspective. From my viewpoint, I get to see a bigger picture of life and meaning. A few times now, I have had to walk with people as they or a loved one has faced death. When you’re staring death in the face it has a way of putting life into perspective. In fact, over the years, I’ve worked hard to be a good steward of the opportunity that facing death provides those who remain. Much has been made about the regrets people share at the end of their lives. And...

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