The Four Soils (Matthew 13:1-23)

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Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: The gospel is the seed that is sown, but not all who hear it believe.

In our bible story we learned:

1. Not all seed produces a crop.

2. You must have ears to hear.

3. The gospel is the seed.

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Where is the Gospel?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

The gospel is the message about the kingdom of God that Jesus introduced in the parable of the sower. Not only is it planted in the lives of believers, but also we who are Christians then share it with others. We share the gospel with the world each time we are not afraid to testify about our Lord to the people around us. As God’s farmers, we sow the seed, then water it, but it is God who makes it grow (1 Corinthians 3:6–7).

Since the beginning, the gospel was always how God planned to reach a dying world. The prophets of old longed to see the Messiah and God’s salvation revealed. The disciples were the first to see God’s plan unfold. Now all of us who receive that same message are called to join in the work of scattering the seed by spreading the good news of the gospel.

Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home

Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 18 which starts on page 128 in the Old Story New devotional.

Pray about it! Ask God to help you join in the work of scattering seed by spreading the good news of the gospel.

We’re taking a break from Scripture memory for the month of June due to our Crowded House Gartherings July 7th and 14th. We’ll pick back up in July to quote the first Sunday in August. Stay tuned!

Aaron Cotton