Rev Andy Nixon
The Purpose of a Parable
April 30, 2023
Jesus loved parables. A parable is a story, behind which is an eternal truth or truths. To unlock a parable we have to consider it from all sides, each perspective, and discuss it with others. Today, we have the Parable of the Sower. Have a bit of fun with it this week and discuss it over dinner. As you talk with family or friends, you will discover that this is the purpose of the parable. The parable gets us talking about principles that matter.
Extra Mile: The Parable of the Sower is in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It is also in a book called the Gospel of Thomas which is a collection of sayings of Jesus that did not make it into our Bible. If you want a bit of an exploration, take a look at the Gospel of Thomas. Right after the resurrection of Jesus there were many things being written about him, but not all of them were approved for our Bible.
Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9