By challenging the hearer as to whether they will “hear” and follow the teacher, the Parable of the Sower and the Soils (Matthew 13:1-9) offers a larger framework for considering parables as part of the Master Teacher’s toolkit.
Today’s post on the Parable of the Sower and the Soils is the second in a series exploring Parables Jesus Told. The first post, Entrusted . . ., considered the Parable of the Three Servants, or, The Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), blog.emergingscholars.org/2018/05/entrusted/.
Why does a book of the Bible spend so much time on a king who isn’t following God? Check out Kathy Cooper’s study notes for some ideas.
“There’s a difference between being functional in a culture and assimilating into that culture.” —Carl Ellis
How do Daniel and his friends respond to efforts to assimilate them into Babylonian culture? And also to a crisis for all the wise men of Babylon? Kathy Cooper shares notes for Bible study groups.