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“The Parable of the Sower”

This Sunday’s sermon is one you are all familiar with “The Parable of the Sower”. It is a simple yet sophisticated passage. Together we will look at:

  1. Jesus takes a break and sits by the edge of a lake and got into a boat while the people stood on the shore. What a nice setting!
  2. He then begins to speak in a parable…a parable is an illustration generally with signs and symbols that represent some ultimate truth.
  3. He talks about a farmer who went out to sow spring seed and as he scattered it, three things happened…do you remember what happened?
  4. Listen to what Jesus says regarding this parable…you either hear the message and don’t get it OR the evil one comes and snatches it away OR some seed falls on rocky places and does not grow OR if it is sown on good soil it hears the word and understands it.

So you may ask, and some of you probably will, what does this mean for us today? I’d like you to think about this and then we will share our thoughts together this Sunday for a sermon that will last 18.374 minutes.

Rev. Jim

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