Kingdom Sower, Kingdom Seeds (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)
October 13, 2013 Speaker: Rev. Tom Rubino Series: The King and His Kingdom! - A Series in the Book of Matthew
Topic: Sermons Passage: Matthew 13:1–13:23
This week were going to be looking at the very well known "Parable of the Sower" from Matthew 13. Because we have read this parable many times and maybe even heard several sermons on it, it would be tempting to "check out" when someone is preaching from this text again. I mean, this is just about why people reject the Gospel message, right? What relevance does it have for believers?
But Jesus' words of "He who has ears, let him hear" signals to us that he means business. This is not just a cute story of a farmer sowing seed to illustrate spiritual truth. This parable involves matters or life and death; eternal life and eternal destruction.
So while there is certainly hope and encouragement to be found in this parable, there is also a divine warning to examine your spiritual soil to see if it's bearing kingdom crops.