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In this blog, I have collected many stories, quotes, jokes and ideas that I use regularly in my sermons.I have tried to put in the sources and origins of these illustrations. If I have missed some or gotten the wrong sources, please let me know. I will update them. Feel free to use these illustrations for the glory of God. If you have some illustrations that you like to contribute, kindly add them to my blog, so that I and others may benefit from them. God bless!
Reverend Albert Kang

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Rain, Crops and Roots

Neil Orchard was talking with a farmer about his soy bean and corn crops. 

Rain had been abundant, and the results were evident. 

So his comment surprised him: "My crops are especially vulnerable. Even a short drought could have a devastating effect." 

"Why?" Orchard asked. 

He explained that while we see the frequent rains as a benefit, during that time the plants are not required to push roots deeper in search of water. 

The roots remain near the surface. A drought would find the plants unprepared and quickly kill them. 

Some Christians receive abundant "rains" of worship, fellowship, and teaching. 

Yet when stress enters their lives, many suddenly abandon God or think him unfaithful. 

Their roots have never pushed much below the surface. 

Remember this, only roots grown deep into Jesus Christ will help us endure times of drought in our lives.

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