The Sower And The Seed-A Parable
Luke 8; Mark 4
The large crowd listening to Jesus represented the variety of soil in the story. This was a lesson on the importance of responding to the words He had to say: the seed of the Kingdom sown in their hearts. What Jesus taught was important because it had eternal significance. This was not a little story to tickle their ears or entertain on a summer's day. Parables, like riddles, needed to be given time and thought to worry out the truth. They were for those seeking spiritual reality and maturity. It is the same today.
I. The Fields Are Waiting.
WHERE are the fields? Everywhere. Mark 15:16
A. The farmer goes ...
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