Parable of the Sower, Proper 10A, Matthew 13:1-9 13-23, Sermon, Sower, Interior Life

A Sower Went Out To Sow – A Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

So here’s what I am wondering. Might you and I be sowers of seed? When we hear or read this parable we are pretty quick to judge ourselves or others as one of the four types of ground: the beaten path, the rocky ground, thorny terrain, or good soil. But have you ever thought of yourself as the sower in today’s parable? Continue reading A Sower Went Out To Sow – A Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

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Sowing More than 52,000 Seeds – A Sermon on the Parable of the Sower, Matthew 13:1-23

We often speak, and rightly so, of the gospel as the “good news,” the good news of Jesus Christ. God in Jesus has entered the world in a new way bringing new life, offering new hope, and inviting us to become a new person. That it is good news, however, does not necessarily mean it is welcome or easy-to-accept news. I think about the young … Continue reading Sowing More than 52,000 Seeds – A Sermon on the Parable of the Sower, Matthew 13:1-23

It’s About God, Not The Dirt – A Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Proper 10A

The collect and readings for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 10A, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, … Continue reading It’s About God, Not The Dirt – A Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Proper 10A