Date: July 10, 2011
Liturgical Sunday: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
RCL Scripture: Psalm 119:105-112; Genesis 25:19-34; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Sermon Title: The Extravagant Sower
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/110710_-_knox.mp3|titles=The Extravagant Sower]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/110710_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=The Extravagant Sower]
It isn’t exactly arrogance that makes me surprised when I learn something new about a familiar passage of Scripture, it is something else, not sure what. The passage of Scripture we are looking at in this post, at least as far as the sermon goes is a very familiar parable, the parable of the sower.
This parable is unusual in that it is one of the very few for which Jesus provides an interpretation. Now, if Jesus, make that Jesus, gives the interpretation, what more is there to be said? Well, in my opinion at least, a bit more. As you will hear if you choose to listen to either of these sermons, there had been something niggling in the back of my mind about this parable for a long time and it was through the good offices of Rev. Richard Fairchild that I got it figured out . . . what a relief!
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Warm regards and blessings,
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