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  1. Parable of the Sower Mt 13:3; Mk 4:3; Lk 8:5

  2. Parable of the Sower A. Parable in its Context Jesus entered the Synagogue Mt 12:1 Healed a man with withered hand Mt 12:10 Healed a demon-possessed man Mt 12:22 Pharisees seek a sign Mt 12:38 Jesus family seeks Him Mt 12:46

  3. Parable of the Sower • Parable in its Context • Explanation “the sower” Mt 13:37 “the seed” Mt 13:19; Lk 8:11

  4. Parable of the Sower • Parable in its Context • Explanation • The Parable • “the wayside” • Hears & does not Understand Mt 13:19 • Those hardened their hearts Mt 13:15 • “fowls” represent “wicked one” Mt 13:4, 19

  5. Parable of the Sower • Parable in its Context • Explanation • The Parable • “the wayside” • “the stony” • “hears the word and anon …” Mt 13:20 • “yet hath no root in himself …” Mt 13:21 • “tribulation or persecution …” Mt 13:21

  6. Parable of the Sower • Parable in its Context • Explanation • The Parable • “the wayside” • “the stony” • “among the thorns” • “hears the word” Mt 13:22 • “cares of this world” Mt 13:22; Lk 21:34; 12:39“deceitfulness of riches” Mt 13:22; 1 Tim 6:9; 17“pleasures of life” Lk 8:14; Gal 5:17; 6:7

  7. Parable of the Sower • Parable in its Context • Explanation • The Parable • “the wayside” • “the stony” • “among the thorns” • “the good ground” • “hears”, “understands”, “bear fruit” Mt 13:23; Col 1:5 • “an honest and good heart” Lk 8:15; Acts 17:11 • “brings forth, some …” Mt 13:23; 25:14

  8. Parable of the Sower • Parable in its Context • Explanation • The Parable • Application of the Parable “the wayside” “the stony” “among the thorns” “the good ground”

  9. Parable of the Sower • Parable in its Context • Explanation • The Parable • Application of the Parable • Lessons to be Learned

  10. Parable of the Sower Lessons to be Learned We must be the right kind of hearers Seed has no power until it is sown Jesus wants all people to be exposed to the gospel We must not allow influences to harden us to truth We must resist Satan  We must avoid impulsiveness and act with sober deliberation

  11. “the wayside” “the stony” “among the thorns” “the good ground” What kind of “hearer” am I? What is my “understanding”? Am I “bearing fruit”?