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The Parable of the Sower

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The Parable of the Sower

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  2. 2. Matthew 13:1-23<br />Story of the Sower<br />Speaker<br />The Seeds <br /> God’s Word<br />The Condition of the Soil<br />Heart<br />
  3. 3. Matthew 13: 3-9<br />3Then he told them many things in parables, saying: &quot;A farmer went out to sow his seed. <br />4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. <br />
  4. 4. Matthew 13: 3-9<br />5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. <br />6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.<br />
  5. 5. Matthew 13: 3-9<br />7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. <br />
  6. 6. Matthew 13: 3-9<br />8Still other seed fell on goodsoil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. <br />9He who has ears, let him hear.&quot;<br />
  7. 7. 1 Peter 1:23<br />NIV<br />23For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.<br />NLT<br />23 For you have been born again. Your new life did not come from your earthly parents because the life they gave you will end in death. But this new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God<br />
  8. 8. Jeremiah 23:29<br />29 Does not my word burn like fire?”      says the Lord.   “Is it not like a mighty hammer      that smashes a rock to pieces?<br />
  9. 9. Matthew 13:8<br />8Still other seed fell on goodsoil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or what was thirty timessown.<br />
  10. 10. ‘Humus’ <br />Humble – to be brought low<br />
  11. 11. James 4:6<br />6 But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say,<br />    “God opposes the proud      but favours the humble.”<br />
  12. 12. James 1:21<br />21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humblyaccept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.<br />
  13. 13. Matthew 13:9<br />9 Anyone with ears to hear<br /> should <br /> listen and understand.”<br />

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