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Posted on Jun 29, 2013 in Books |

5 Reasons to Read A Plant of Renown

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1: Everything is all about Christ
This statement says it all. When you read this book, you will be reading about the person of Jesus Christ. His person and excellencies are the essence of this book.

2: The consistent use of scripture
When looking for a worthwhile book, a good thing to look for is how often the writer uses the ultimate source: the Bible. This selection by Sheldrake is overflowing with references from God’s Word. It expresses and respects the Scripture’s view of Christ.

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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 in Content |

The Grain of Wheat

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But Jesus answered them, saying, “…unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” (John 12:23-24)

Christ’s Purpose

A humble grain of wheat, falling into the ground, dying, and bringing forth a multiplication of life; it is perhaps the simplest picture Jesus gave to explain His earthly life and death. Yet to His disciples, it must have been very confusing. Flushed with the excitement of their leader’s surging popularity, they had just told Jesus that yet another group of people had asked to see Him. But His answer revealed the dominant purpose of His life, not earthly admiration and fame, but eternal fruit that would come by laying down His life.

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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 in Content |

The Grain of Wheat: Much, Many, & More

The Grain Of Wheat

“The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.”
John 12:23-24

Fruitfulness

In our quoted text, the Lord Jesus mentions an hour and a grain of wheat. The hour is a time when He would be glorified. The wheat is a picture of His death. In this hour, the Lord Jesus would be glorified and would die. The grain of wheat is a window that He invites us to peer through to understand His very goal during this hour.

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