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Join our mailing listNow Jesus, we know, used fishing analogies quite a bit. When He called the disciples, He said: 'Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men'. On other occasions He talked about casting the Gospel net. Not just related to fishing illustrations, but in other parables He talked about gathering people in. But in all that Jesus said about fishing for men, casting out the net, and drawing people in, He never gave any guarantee about what type of people the net would draw in.

What Jesus is saying here is that there is a mixture, just like the wheat and the tares at the beginning of this chapter - the wheat and the tare, the wheat and the weeds grow together, and it's not until harvest time that they are distinguished and separated - so the kingdom of God is like a dragnet: it brings all sorts of different fish in, but there is no guarantee that all of them will be God's children... [Listen or read more...]

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Awake My Heart
by J. Sidlow Baxter
Awake My Heart
Need a daily devotional for the New Year, or as a gift to a friend? One of the world's classic devotional books, 'Awake My Heart' continues to challenge and encourage readers with its biblical insight and personal warmth. With more than one million copies in print, 'Awake My Heart' is more than just another book of brief daily devotions. As Dr. Baxter writes in the foreword, each of the entries is 'one complete study-in-brief, or else one of a pair, trio, or quartette of such studies, and not merely a few devotional thoughts dovetailed together as in many other useful books of briefer daily readings'.

  • 'It is not often that one finds a book of daily devotional studies of the calibre of Awake My Heart' - Pulpit Magazine
  • 'One of the most spiritually exhilarating and refreshing experiences that any preacher or Bible student could enjoy is to read the published volumes of J. Sidlow Baxter. His expositions provide a fountain of preaching and teaching material that can be easily used in mediating the truth of God to others' - Dr. W.A. Criswell
  • 'Each page is a Bible study in itself' - Evangelical Beacon

J. Sidlow Baxter attended Spurgeon's Theological College in London and pastored churches in England and Scotland. Renowned for his biblical understanding and ability to explain the Scriptures, his books have been read and recommended by a wide audience of lay persons, pastors, speakers, and Christian leaders.

Available to order from Amazon in Paperback (US or UK) - 382 pages.

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