Receiving the Word on Good Soil

Scripture: Matthew 13:1-23, Romans 1:19-20

Topics: Bible Study, Citizenship, Concealing, Descriptive, Mirror, Prescriptive, Revealing, Window

After teaching plainly and directly for some time, Jesus begins to use parables to get his point across to his disciples. The parables of Jesus are both a window into the Kingdom of heaven and a mirror in which you can see your true self. They are descriptive, not prescriptive, and both reveal and conceal. In Matthew 13, Jesus explains for his people his reason for talking in parables and tells the story of the soil, revealing how they might receive the Word of God.