In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
The Parables of Our Lord often misunderstood and misapplied. If you engage in a little bit of “Google Theology” and do a search for applications on the Parable of the Sower, you get a lot of self-help material. Preaching on it takes the avenue of what you have to do or ought to be doing so you can be that well-tilled field where the seed takes root and bears an abundant harvest. Even some of our English Bibles, with the generally helpful editorial additions of headings at the start of new sections, does a bit of misleading. A good number of translations title this “The Parable of the Soils.” All of this skews the understanding of the Parable, the reasons for which Jesus originally told it, and that is to show how His Word works miraculously, creating faith where it is heard, faith which gives everlasting life.
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).