Cornerstone Baptist Church, 455 Hands Mill
Hwy, Rock Hill, SC 29732
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Pastor Ron Roddey
"The Parable of the Sower"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Matthew Chapter 13
The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he
went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a
sower went forth to sow;
13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls
came and devoured them up:
13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and
forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had
no root, they withered away.
13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked
13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto
them in parables?
13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to
know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not
13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more
abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even
that he hath.
13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see
not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By
hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall
see, and shall not perceive:
13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of
hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should
see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with
their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they
13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men
have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them;
and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it
not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown
in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he
that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when
tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is
13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the
word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke
the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth
the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth
forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the
wheat, and went his way.
13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then
appeared the tares also.
13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir,
didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it
13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto
him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up
also the wheat with them.
13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of
harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares,
and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my
13:31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed
in his field:
13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it
is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of
the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like
unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till
the whole was leavened.
13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and
without a parable spake he not unto them:
13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have
been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and
his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the
tares of the field.
13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is
the Son of man;
13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the
kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of
the world; and the reapers are the angels.
13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so
shall it be in the end of this world.
13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather
out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing
and gnashing of teeth.
13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field;
the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth
and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking
13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all
that he had, and bought it.
13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast
into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and
gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come
forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They
say unto him, Yea, Lord.
13:52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed
unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder,
which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
13:53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables,
he departed thence.
13:54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their
synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath
this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary?
and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this
man all these things?
13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet
is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Go ye therefore, and teach
all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
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