Sermon Notes 2019 10 13 AM

October 13, 2019 AM

Dr. Michael Catt - 1926

#2 in series

Speaking in Parables

HOW WELL DO YOU LISTEN?
Luke 8:4-15

OVERVIEW
When I was in college, a professor told me that a parable is a “heavenly truth wrapped in earthly language.” The word parable refers to a Greek word which means a symbol, type, figure, or illustration. These stories from the lips of our Savior were a mystery to many, but the Lord had a purpose for speaking in parables. Parables have been depicted in art and stained glass, and their truths have been communicated for thousands of years across all cultures because they are easy to identify with. We will look closely at these familiar stories and discover eternal truths that will impact our daily living. Listen as the Savior is speaking and seek to understand the heavenly truths wrapped inside.

For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/messages.

I. THE SOWER

This land is rocky, and the paths would have been well-worn shortcuts to a destination, off the road. Some seed would hit the ground and be trampled, some would be eaten by birds. The soil was shallow, and roots wouldn't go deep.

“God has no desire to see His truth abused. Neither does He wish to irritate those who do not want to hear, or harass those who have made up their minds they do not want to be serious about the things of the Kingdom.” – Stuart Briscoe

II. THE SEED

III. THE SOIL

The key is the soil into which the seed falls. When Jesus mentions the types of soil, He's referring to the kind of listeners He found during His earthly ministry. These are still with us.

THE HARD GROUND

THE ROCKY GROUND

THE THORNY GROUND

THE GOOD SOIL