Last week you read the story of the Sower and the Seed. (Matthew 13:1-23). Summarize the story including what the story is about, who are the people in the story, what lesson(s) did they learn, and how you can connect what you have learned to your life.

The story is about a farmer who his sowing his seed and many different fates befall it. Some seeds fell in rocky ground and though they grew quickly, they got scorched by the Sun and withered, without any root. This being a parable, it means that people like that seed believed the Word half-heartedly and ran when it got tough. Another seed got eaten by crows. This seed was the man who did not understand the Word at all and was snatched away by Satan. Yet another was choked by weeds. His hearing of the Word is choked by the world around him. But the last seed fell with good soil and grew. That was the man who understood the Word.

The people listening now understood that the only way to succeed, go to heaven, and have eternal life was to understand the Word and worship God to the full. There are basically two 'characters' in the story:
The Evil One (Satan, the Devil, Beelzebub, etc.)
The Sower (God, I guess)


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