Day 24 (Sat, Aug 30, 2014)

Parable of the Sower

55 total verses: Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15

Brief description of action taking place or point being made

74a. Parable of the sower in Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15

General questions

1. What is your favorite verse or set of verses? Why?
2. Did you learn anything from the reading or find anything particularly cool? What?
3. Was there anything unclear in the passage that you have questions about? What are they?

Specific questions on this passage

After Completing the Bible Reading

Broader outline of each section of passage

Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15. A crowd comes to Jesus, and he gives them a parable that had 4 seeds, which represented the Gospel, and they fell on four soils, for 4 kinds of people. Three of the soils represented a warning about how not to live the life of faith. One was a seed that bore good fruit. But Jesus only explained the meaning of the parable to his disciples, so that the crowds could ponder its meaning.

My favorite passage and other random thoughts

My favorite verse here is Matthew 13:22 “‘As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful'” (ESV). This warning is one I am constantly watching out for, that the cares of the world would keep me from living a life of value and meaning.

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