July 26, 0018

The Sower

Passage: Matt 13:1-9
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The Parable of the Sower

Matt 13:1   The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

2  And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

3  And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

4  And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

5  Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

6  And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

7  And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

8  But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

9  Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

The Sower

Introduction: What is a parable?

A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning, or an earthly story used to illustrate a spiritual truth

Eze 20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

Mt 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

Ps 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Ps 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?


  1. The Sower is Jesus
  2. He soweth the Word
  3. The seed is sowed in various places - good and bad
  4. The harvest will come

  We must sow the Word of God

  1. It is the water of God for the lost soul

John 4:13  Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

14  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

15  The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

  1. It is the bread of life

John 6:48 I am that bread of life.

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.









  1. We are to sow the word every where every place in every situation
  2. Jesus preached from a boat
  3. Jesus preached from a hillside
  4. Jesus preached in homes
  5. Jesus preached from the cross
  6. Jesus preached from the tombs of the earth in Hell
  7. Jesus preached in one on one situation and Jesus preached to great crowd


III. We are to leave the results to God

  1. a. By the wayside (Birds ate it)
  2. Some on stony soil (no depth)
  3. Some fell among thorns (choked the life out of word)
  4. But some fell on good soil (Praise God and produced an hundred fold, sixty fold, and thirty fold


Conclusion: Pray for laborers

Lu 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.