Good soil

When a great crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from one city after another, he spoke to them in a parable: “A farmer went out to scatter his seed. As he was scattering it, some fell on the path where it was crushed, and the birds in the sky came and ate it. OtherContinue reading “Good soil”

Good Soil

4 When a great crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from one city after another, he spoke to them in a parable: 5 “A farmer went out to scatter his seed. As he was scattering it, some fell on the path where it was crushed, and the birds in the sky came and ate it. 6 OtherContinue reading “Good Soil”

Kingdom Seeds

26He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when theContinue reading “Kingdom Seeds”

extravagant risk

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. And asContinue reading “extravagant risk”

What soil are you…

And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on theContinue reading “What soil are you…”

see but not perceive…

Today we have the parable of the sower from Mark 4:1-20 and Jesus explanation of this to the disciples. At one point Jesus says that he teaches in parables so that those outside the circle “may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.” This is an interesting reason, wouldn’tContinue reading “see but not perceive…”