11: Getting Ready for the Harvest – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Getting Ready for the Harvest December 9, 2014]

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1. Parousia. Does the word “parousia” echo a sense of majesty and anticipation in you? Did it for New Testament Christians as they applied the word to the Second Coming of Jesus? What two conditions does James propose to Christians who want to be ready for the coming of Jesus? (See James 5:8) What does is take to meet those conditions?

2. Waiting for rain. A scientific study […]

12: The Harvest and the Harvesters – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for The Harvest and the Harvesters March 19, 2014]

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1. “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit.” Imagine us wretched creatures of this earth glorifying God the Father of all! He doesn’t see us as wretched at all, but as fallen sinners that He is ready to glorify and lift to the courts of heaven. Do our evangelists and gospel ministers ever use modern techniques of salesmanship to win converts? Should they? What […]

Held and Protected
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As I sit here, comfortable, in my climate-controlled home, my glass of clean, drinkable water beside me, I cannot, in any way, describe myself as persecuted. I believe I could describe myself as “bothered” sometimes, but not persecuted.

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I don’t believe I can think of anyone I know that could be described as being persecuted right now.

Persecuted is defined as, “to pursue with harassing or oppressive treatment, especially because of religion, race, or beliefs; harass […]