The Secrets of the Kingdom: A Study of Matthew's Parables - The Sower
The parables of Jesus both conceal and reveal the truth about the kingdom of Jesus.
Inevitably, we become like what we worship.
- the hardened heart (v. 19)
- the shallow heart (v. 20-21)
“A person who lets Jesus only halfway into his heart is far poorer than a one hundred percent worldling. He does not get the peace that passes all understanding and he also loses the world’s peace, because his naivety has been taken from him.” (Helmut Thielicke)
- the strangled heart (v. 22)
- the fruitful heart (v. 23)