The Parable of the Soil

Sunday 9th July 2023

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Matthew 13:1-9,18-23”, The Parable of the Soil 

We are going to look at a parable that is one of Jesus’ favourite ways of teachings. Today’s parable is very simple. It is simply about a farmer who goes out into the field and sows some seed. That seed falls on different types of soil: on the path, rocky places, among thorns, and good soil. The quality of the soil determines whether or not the planting of that seed is successful and produces a harvest.

If you listen carefully, you recognise there are three major components of the parable. There is the Sower, the seed, and there is the soil. The Sower is the Christ follower – the disciple – you and me. The seed is the Word of God – the message of the kingdom and salvation. The soil is the heart of the missing person that we are trying to reach.

It is very clear where the focus of the parable is. The focus is not on the Sower, nor the seed. The focus is on the soils. The Sower doesn’t change. The seed doesn’t change and the only variable determining failure or success is the soil on which the seed falls. Therefore, today’s theme is “The Parable of the Soil.”  IL-WOONG.

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