A Sower Went Out to Sow

July 16, 2017
Liturgical Day: The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 10A

parables of life
a sower sowing his seeds
extravagant grace

Sower with Setting Sun; Vincent Van Gogh (1888)

Summary:
Today’s parable speaks to us on multiple levels. The image of the Sower teaches us about God. The image of the seed teaches us about the power of God’s word. The image of the harvest teaches us about ourselves. How is God speaking to each of us today through this story?

Some discussion Questions:
1. When have I doubted that good could come… that sowing seed could lead to bearing fruit?
2. In Isaiah 55:10-13, what does it say about Isaiah’s faith that he imagines all of creation praising God’s work?
3. In Romans 8:1-11, how does the Apostle Paul describe the way life changes for those whose hearts are captured by God’s Spirit?

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