“A sower went out to sow his seed”—so begins one of the most familiar parables of Jesus, a profound teaching found in all three Synoptic gospels (Matt. 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15). Jesus frequently would illustrate kingdom truths and spiritual realities with images, stories, and experiences from everyday life that would relate to his hearers. Yet the purpose of these parables was not only to reveal the mysteries of the kingdom to those with “ears to hear,” but also to conceal the truth of the kingdom from those who did not (Luke 8:8-10). In this sermon, Pastor Dave explains the significance of the parable of the sower, the difference between the bad and good soils, and the gospel fruit that results in the live of those who hear, receive, and obey the word of God.
September 18, 2023
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