The parable of the sower

In this story, Jesus talked about the word of God being like seed that a sower (farmer) threw out. It fell on many kinds of soil.

In this story, Jesus talked about the word of God being like seed that a sower (farmer) threw out. It fell on many kinds of soil.

Some of the seeds fell by the wayside, along the path. The birds came down and ate the seeds. This is like the person who hears the message, but does not understand it. The evil one comes and takes it away.

Some seed fell on the rocky ground. The plants came up quickly, but there was not much earth (soil) so the plants dried up. This is the person who receives the word, but falls away when trouble comes.

Some seed fell on the thorny ground and the thorn bushes choked the seed. This is the person who is worried about life and wealth.

Then some of the seed fell on good ground. Those seed grew into healthy plants and produced a good crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty fold and some thirty fold.

“The good soil,” said Jesus “is like people who are honest. When they hear God’s word, they remember it, and do what God says.” These people produce a plentiful crop for the Lord.

Dear children let me hope that you have followed this parable: The parable of the sower teaches us how good we can respond to the word of God in our Sunday schools.

I would not like any of us to be like the seeds that fell on the rock and thorns. I would wish all of us to be like seeds that fell on the good soils.

Good children are the ones who put God’s into practice. Let us imitate Jesus; Jesus Christ is our good example. For those who are interested in the story, you can find it in (Matthew 13:1-23).

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