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The Parable of the Sower      Matthew 13:1-23

The Parable of the Sower describes the different RESPONSES people have to the Word of God.

The Background of Jesus’ parable                                                     

The word mysteries in verse 11 is the Greek word Mysterion – the purpose and plan of God that is being worked out phase by phase in human history.

“The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.”         – Charles Spurgeon

The word hear is used SIXTEEN Times in this section: Hearing means listening with spiritual understanding and receptivity. It is a hearing that leads to response.

Four Responses to the Word of God:


The HARD – hearted response                                              V. 19


The SHALLOW – minded response                                        V. 20-21

“The Christian faith has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”                  -G.K. Chesterton


The WEAK – willed response                                                 V. 22


The TOTAL Commitment response                                       V. 23

The secret to victory in the Christian life is to say “YES” to God the Holy Spirit, one decision at a time!