Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom are different... may we have wisdom similar to King Solomon.
The Wheat and the Weeds are not easily distinguished... so it is best to leave the sorting to the angels at the harvest.
Parables may not be simplistic. We are various soils and we are the sower.
YouTube Our texts on Sunday came from Matthew chapter 13 and it is a collection of parables. Parables are challenging to preach on, because usually an explanation accompanies them limiting how you can translate or interpret that into our time and our place. All of these parables are talking about the kingdom of God and… Continue reading Hidden Parables
YouTube Today, we have another one of those agricultural parables. Last week, we had one about good soil, about seeds being thrown out as many would consider kind of foolishly. Some landing on a rocky path to be ate by birds; some falling in shallow soil, where they grow quickly but are easily uprooted; And… Continue reading Sorting the Wheat and Weeds
Text: Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23 We are shifting our focus to Jesus' teaching moments. He seemed to enjoy teaching in parables. As I pondered on the gospel this week, I realized that I have never preached on a parable. Also, I am always learning new things about myself, for example I am not a fan of preaching on the parables. Let… Continue reading “Foolishly” Throwing the Seeds: the Parable of the Sower