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The Knife That Gives Life - #6704
God loves you enough to bring out your very best, so right now He may be removing some branches so you can be more alive than ever.
Fruitful - a Christian perspective
One of God's first commands to humans was to "be fruitful and multiply"--to reproduce and fill the earth. He never intended Adam and Eve to live alone, but to become parents to many new generations of people.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - When Less is More - #5678
God prepares for a great victory by cutting things back. God prepares for a great harvest by cutting things back. In the strange and wonderful ways of God, less is often more. That might be an equation you need to hear right now, because it sure does feel as if God is cutting you back. You're feeling the pain, the loss, and the confusion of a child of God who is being pruned. But not necessarily because something is wrong with you; maybe because something is very right.
C.H. Spurgeon : A Promise of Revival
Originally, as you are aware, the land of Canaan was very fertile. It was a land that flowed with milk and honey. Now the land is barren, and its valleys are parched. Yet the promise stands true that one day Palestine will be as rich and fruitful as ever it was. However, while this promise...
A.B. Simpson : A garden enclosed
The figure here is of a beautiful, fruitful enclosure, not a wilderness. Garden soil is cultivated soil, very different from the roadside or wilderness. The idea of a garden is culture. The ground has to be prepared, to be broken up by ploughing, to be mellowed by harrowing. All the stones have...
SermonIndex.net audio sermons: A.W. Tozer : A Good Husbandman
I believe that a pastor who is content with a vineyard that is not at its best is not a good husbandman. It is my prayer that we may be a healthy and fruitful vineyard and that we may be an honor to the Well Beloved, Jesus Christ the Lord...