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  1. The Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:1-9

  2. Why is this parable important? • This parable gives us warnings

  3. Mark 16:15 And He said to them, " Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

  4. Why is this parable important? • This parable gives us warnings • This parable prepares us for the future.

  5. Matthew 7:13-14 Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

  6. Why is this parable important? • This parable gives us warnings • This parable prepares us for the future. • It tells of the hearts of men.

  7. 4 types of soils/ hearts of men • And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. – Matthew 13:4 • Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. – Matthew 13:5

  8. 4 types of soils/ hearts of men 3. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. – Matthew 13:7 4. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. – Matthew 13:8

  9. The wayside ground explained by Christ Therefore hear the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. – Matthew 13:18-19

  10. The wayside ground explained by Christ My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. - Hosea 4:6

  11. The stony ground explained by Christ But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. – Matthew 13:20-21

  12. The stony ground explained by Christ Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; - 1 Peter 4:12

  13. The stony ground explained by Christ But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. – Matthew 13:20-21

  14. The stony ground explained by Christ We are hard- pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed — always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. - 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

  15. The thorny ground explained by Christ Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. – Matthew 13:22

  16. The thorny ground explained by Christ but exhort one another daily, while it is called " Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. – Hebrews 3:13

  17. The good ground explained by Christ But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.“ – Matthew 13:23

  18. The good ground explained by Christ Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. - Matthew 5:8

  19. The good ground explained by Christ But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.“ – Matthew 13:23

  20. The good ground explained by Christ Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, " Men and brethren, what shall we do?“ – Acts 2:37

  21. Lessons from the parable And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. – Galatians 6:9

  22. Lessons from the parable Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. – 2 Timothy 4:2

  23. Lessons from the parable • What can we learn from the soils descriptions? • What type of soil are you being?

  24. Things don’t always go as we would hope. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!“ – Matthew 13:9 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Romans 10:17