August 14, 2013
Jesus drew huge crowds. Instead of telling them what they wanted to hear, though, He spoke to them in veiled, indirect parables seemingly designed to confuse. Why? As Alistair Begg explains, the parables served as a “filtration system,” sifting out those who recognized the Word of God from those who do not. Jesus’ parable of the sower, then, presents us with a question: Will we be sifted out too? Or will the Word of God take root in us, producing a lasting transformation?
1Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land.
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