The Sower and the Seeds (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Gospel of Matthew

Read Matthew 13:1-23

  • What is a parable? [Matt 13:3]
  • Why did Jesus speak to the people using parables? [Matt 13:10-17]
  • What is the meaning of the parable of the sower and the seeds? [Matt 13:18-23]
  • How could you explain that story today?
  • What are some of the cares of the world?
  • Who tries to take the seed out of the heart?
  • What is stony thinking? [Ever think of it as Yes, but? We say "Yes, God exists, but I still have this problem…"]
  • What kind of thorny experiences keep the Word of God from growing in us? ["I'm too busy to read the Bible today." "I don't have time to pray."]
  • How can we be rich soil for the Word of God to be planted in?
  • Are you willing to let the Word grow in you?
  • How will you do that?