Passage Study: Matthew 13:1-23

MIRACLE GROW (PARABLE OF THE SOWER)

PASSAGE: Matthew 13:1-23

READ THE TEXT completely through once.

READ AGAIN Jesus’ explanation of the parable (v. 18-23) and answer the following questions:

1. Why do you think some people are more open to spiritual matters than others?

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2. The seed is the message of the kingdom (v. 19). Who is the farmer, and who is the soil?

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3. Whom did Jesus liken to seed that fell along the path? Why? (v. 19)

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4. Who did He say is like the seed sown on rocky soil? Why? (v. 20-21)

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5. What kind of people were compared to seed sown among the thorns? Why? (v. 22)

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6. Who is the fruitful seed a picture of? How? (v. 23) _________________________

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7. How would you describe your “soil?” Why?______________________________

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8. What are some of the practical things we can do to keep our hearts good, fertile soil?

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9. What are some weeds that tend to limit the effectiveness/impact of a Christian’s life?

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10. How can you avoid this in your own life and encourage other believers to do likewise?

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11. What one “weed” will you pull from your life this week? _____________________

THANK GOD for sowing the seed in your heart.  PRAY that the message about the kingdom would take deeper root in your life and bear much more fruit that glorifies God.

CLOSING THOUGHT: Regarding your answer to question #7, as difficult as it is to admit, if your life (words, actions, attitudes) is not regularly making a noticeable, eternal difference for God’s kingdom in the lives of others, then you probably fall into one of the first three categories of soils Jesus described. If so, do something about it today! You’ll be glad you did.

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2 Responses to Passage Study: Matthew 13:1-23

  1. Anonymous says:

    !!! Blessings !!! May The Lord bless you [all]’

    I wonder if you have this lessons in spanish.

    Thanks Sal. Lopez

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