“Sower, Seed, Soils”

April 15, 2019

“Sower, Seed, Soils”

Blessings folk!

Jesus told a parable related to fruit.
It is profound.
It is foundational.
It is important in understanding not only fruit, but also how to interpret parables.

We will take our time.

Read the parable.
Let not a “spirit of familiarity” rob truth from you.

Mat 13:1-9

That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea.

And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down,
and the whole crowd was standing on the beach.

And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow;

and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

“Others fell on the rocky places,
where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up,
because they had no depth of soil.

“But when the sun had risen, they were scorched;
and because they had no root, they withered away.

“Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.

“And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop,
some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.

“He who has ears, let him hear.”

This story is often called the “parable of the sower”.
This is less than accurate.

What would be a better “title”?

What is emphasized?

The seed?

The soil?
Most definitely.

What do we see?
One sower.
One seed.
Varied soils.


Let he who has ears hear…