The Seed, the Soil and the Sower (Luke 8:4-15)

The Seed The Soil and the Sower Luke 8

Luke 8:4-15

I. The seed is the Word of God (Luke 8:11)

    A. Warnings against false doctrine (1 Timothy 1:3-4; 4:1-2; Titus 3:9)
    B. Preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 2:1)
    C. We can only learn about Jesus through the Word (2 Timothy 3:15; James 1:21)

II. Four types of soil

    A. The wayside (Luke 8:5, 12; cf. Romans 10:17)
    B. The rock (Luke 8:6, 13; cf. Mark4:17; Matthew 16:24-26; 2 Timothy 3:12; Mark 10:29-30)
    C. The thorns (Luke 8:7, 14; cf. Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 4:10)
    D. The good ground (Luke 8:8, 15)

III. The sower’s responsibility: “Sow as you go, wherever you go!”

    A. “As you are going, make disciples” (Matthew 28:19-20)
    B. Every child of God is expected to be a sower (Luke 8:15)

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