Horton Hears a Who - Believing in the Unbelievable - John Van Sloten

August 10, 2008

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryHave a listen to the Dr. Seuss’ little parable, “Horton Hears a Who.”

“I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
Jesus in Mark 10:15, NIV

“I say!” murmured Horton. “I’ve never heard tell of a small speck of dust that is able to yell...”
Horton the elephant, Horton Hears a Who

"The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, " 'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.'
Jesus in Luke 8:10, NIV

“I think you’re a fool!” laughed the sour kangaroo. And the young kangaroo in her pouch said, “Me too!” You’re the biggest blame fool in the Jungle of Nool!”
The unbelieving Kangaroo, Horton Hears a Who

"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.”
Jesus in Matthew 13:18, NIV

“They snatched Horton’s clover! They carried it off to a black bottomed eagle named Vlad Vladikoff...”
Horton Hears a Who

“God's kingdom is like a treasure hidden in a field for years and then accidentally found by a trespasser. The finder is ecstatic—what a find!—and proceeds to sell everything he owns to raise money and buy that field. "Or, God's kingdom is like a jewel merchant on the hunt for excellent pearls. Finding one that is flawless, he immediately sells everything and buys it. “
Jesus in Matthew 13:44-46, MSG

“I’ll find it!” cried Horton. I’ll find it or bust!”
Horton the elephant

"What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade."
Jesus in Mark 4:30-32, NIV

“A person’s a person no matter how small...”
Horton the elephant



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May 06, 2011
why does everything need to be twisted back to religion somehow? it's so annoying!
lilnena312
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November 25, 2010
oooooookkkkkkkmmmmmm Jesus never believed in Christianity...

beutfulimagofgod
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July 02, 2010
Excellent. It is such an honor to see other believers who see the hidden inspiration by the Holy Spirit in the book, whether Seuss was aware of it or not, and most likely not aware in the greater implications of what he was writing.

erentheca
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April 19, 2010
really? i thought the dust mite was like an egg and all the fun and life that was within in it, and some people just dont want to give it a chance, but i guess thats just me
al3xqsays
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April 12, 2010
I say, why go to church if we can pray at home... with beer and chips.
HaloCustomFilms
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April 11, 2010
lol @ christianity, it's all a lie because no-one worshipped 'god' untill a jew named jesus tried to get away with creating his own religion and succeded
Danorath12
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April 11, 2010
its about abortion.
al3xqsays
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November 13, 2009
I think he was trying to teach us about standing up for the minority in society, and for the minority to raise their voices and be heard.

Omnywrench
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October 05, 2009
don't they know that Dr. Seuss was an athiest?

chimmister
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June 29, 2009
i am only young so i don't know much but you and all other people who do what you do are all amazing. Keep up the good work.

thetwilightzone100
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February 19, 2009
i havent seen the old version, but i saw the new one and i was able to receive the same message being told on here the minute i saw it. its another great parable to teach others about faith in the unseen.

zmode82
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February 18, 2009
You do know that "Horton Hears a Who" is about the Japanese post-WWII, right?
itllfly
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