The Parable of The Sower - Luke 8:1-15 * Thurs.8-17-17

THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER

Luke 8:1-15

 

I.                Women Minister to the Lord (vs. 1-3)

a. How did Jesus get the message about the kingdom out to the people?   ____________________________________________________________________

b. How were the material needs of Jesus and His disciples met? _______________________

c. What would prompt thee women to meet these needs out of their own resources? ____________________________________________________________________

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d. Is the principle described embraced by Paul also (Rom 15:27, 1 Cor 9:11)? ____________________________________________________________________

 

II.              The Parable of the Sower (vs. 4-10)

a. What is a parable? _____________________________________________________

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 b. Why does Jesus speak to the multitudes in parables? ______________________________

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c. What parable does He tell in this passage? _____________________________________

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d. Would this parable have connected with people who understood farming practices? _____________________________________________________________________

 

III.             The Parable Explained (vs. 11-15)

a. Who needed the parable explained? __________________________________________

b. What insight is presented in vs. 10 and why should this be precious to us even today? _____________________________________________________________________

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c. What and who are the meaning of the main characters in the parable? _____________________________________________________________________

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d. Who in the parable is the “sower?” ___________________________________________

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e. What is the spiritual meaning of this parable? ____________________________________  _____________________________________________________________________

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IV.  He Application:  When we share God’s word, witness, or tell our testimony etc…do we know who will comprehend, understand, and be drawn to God and be eternally changed or are we simply to scatter the seed and pray some will fall on fertile soil? _________________________________________________________________________

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