By Mike Ruffin
The other Sunday, I was preaching about Jesus again. I seem to be stuck on that subject.
Anyway, the text was Matthew 13:1-23. In the first few verses, Jesus tells a crowd what is usually called the parable of the sower (although a better name is the parable of the soils). He just tells the story and leaves it hanging there.
He offers no explanation or interpretation to the crowd, although he does later explain it to his disciples. It’s easy to imagine the people asking each other what that was all about.
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