Sowing the Seed
10 January 2021 AM – Matthew 13:1-23 – Parables21 – Scott Childs
Introduction: Read Matthew 13:10-17. The “mysteries of the kingdom” are the ages between Israel’s rejection of God’s kingdom and their full reception of God’s kingdom. Dwight Pentecost states, “Thus this new program began while Christ was still on the earth, and it will extend until His return to the earth in power and great glory. Matthew 13 This period includes the time from Pentecost, in Acts 2, to the rapture; that is, the age of grace (which we also call the age of the Holy Spirit, or the church age).” The KJBC adds, “That interval is the Church Age, during which believers are citizens of the kingdom which is within them (Lu 17:21).”
As Jesus told this first parable, He sat in a ship anchored along the shore of the Sea of Galilee. A multitude of people stood on the shore listening.
Transition: As we look at the parable of “Sowing the Seed”, we will examine the story told, the single truth and some spiritual applications that we ought to apply.
The True-to-Life Story Told