Matthew 13 – parable of the sower (pt 2)

Matthew 13 – the parable of the sower

(pt 2)

This week we’ll look at conditions that make us unhearing or calloused.:


        Def. understanding

         How did they get “there”

                 Unexamined teaching….


    Eve inputs of information – deceived

    Placed her self in the position as judge over rather than subject to…

    Adam – willfully disobeys


Vs 19. When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.

Def. of Understand = comprehend

The path – hard pack soil……

        Beat down by traffic…

ILLUS – Oregon trail 1840-1880      400,000 travelers

        No let up for tilling…..seed never get planted.

  1. you & family
  1. Friends & others

Take UNDERSTANDING seriously….

      Definition of evolution:



ILLUS – Evolving iPad?

ILLUS – Necklace?

Genes /


ILLUS – Evolving iPad?

ILLUS – Necklace? ( photo )

1 Corinthians 3:19-20

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.

Ephesians 4:17-18. , 4:20

17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.

1 Corinthians 1:21

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

1 Cor 2:14

12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[c] 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

Colossians 2:3

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.


20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When TROUBLE OR PERSECUTION comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.

Roots don’t go deep – superficial knowledge

ILLUS – why do bad things happen to good people

1 Cor 15:56-57

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 3

There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[i] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness,

Roots of UNDERSTANDING this? – Genesis 3

      The world teaches : ( thru evolution) death brought man

      The Bible teaches : ( beginning at Genesis) that man brought death


To Combat Superficial knowledge

      ( See video links at bottom of notes )


22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.

Hear … ✔️

Understands … ✔️

But still the WORRIES and deceit of WEALTH

Matt 19

16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

…..22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

Polluted soil !  Too much competing for priority…..



23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who HEARS the word AND UNDERSTANDS it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown

****** RESOURCES ********

Video resources


     Answers in Genesis

     April, 2019

     The Secret Code of Creation: Dr. Jason Lisle

DNA (Information systems)

     Answers in Genesis

     March 2, 2017

     Sciences Confirms the Bible – the language of DNA


       (Available on DVD)

       What You Aren’t Being Told About Astronomy – Vol. I (Our Created Solar System)

       Spike Psarris


      Discovery Science


      Revolutionary: Michael Behr and the Mystery of Molecular Machines


       Nuclear Physics and the Young Age of the Earth – Dr. Jim Mason


       Answers in Genesis


       Science confirms a young earth- the radiometric dating methods are flawed

       Dr. Robert Carter: Creation’s Competitive Edge


       Calvary Chapel Tri-cities


        Dragons or Dinosaurs (?DVD)


       Answers in Genesis

         Ken Ham :Dinosaurs for kids


EVOLUTION ( problems)

      Calvary Chapel Tri-cities

      Dr. Robert Carter: Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels


         Our Created Universe

         Spike Psarris

         Northwest Creation Network

         THD – Spike Psarris Testimony