The Parable of the Sower is about the spreading of the Gospel, about the message and about the heart of those who hear. The seed is the Word, the sower is communication and the soil is our hearts. Two of those things remain constant in every setting but the hearts change throughout the story. Pastor Mark discusses the comparisons of the soil to the 4 types of heart and encourages us to know which is ours and gives us thoughts in how to make our hearts a fertile field where God’s Word can produce incredible fruit.
Mark 12:13-27 finds the religious power brokers of the day seeking to trap Jesus with their questions. Yet like before, he answers them with confidence and seeking to teach them of their condition and worry for the present. Today, whether it be our view of influence, knowledge, position or appearance being what we strive for, Jesus asks us to look at His life and how the present pulls our gaze toward eternity.