- 1 year ago
"It's Time to Plant Turnip-Greens"
FYI - The parables of Jesus were stories drawn from nature or from familiar everyday happenings. Jesus used them to teach spiritual truth about Himself, about you and me, and about the Kingdom of God. The parable above in Luke 8 is often called, "The Parable of the Sower". God chose to put this parable in three books of the Bible. (Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15). In all three Gospel books, Jesus tells us the parable and then He explains the understanding of the parable.
Jesus clearly tells us, "The seed is the word of God." - What does that tell you about the Bible? Can you and I take the "SEED" and plant it? Jesus also describes four types of soil or dirt and makes a comparison with the human heart. You and I know enough about agriculture to understand that "dirt matters" when it comes to planting seeds.
In the sermon this week we will look together at the planting of the seed of Holy Scripture in the human heart. The Holy Spirit gave