Riddle Me This: Jesus' Parables of God's Reign #2
This Sunday we repeated the Parable of the Sower from Matthew 13:3-8, adding the explanation of the parable given a little later, Matthew 13:18-23. After the sermon we did lightning rounds of one-on-one conversation, switching partners for each question:
1. Imagine a Buzzfeed Quiz, "Which Soil Are You?" Which one do you think you would get -- path, rocky, thorny, good? Which one would you have gotten five years ago?
2. Do you think a person chooses to be one kind of "soil" or another? (i.e. Do you choose your disposition toward God's reign?) Or are you just born that way?
3. The church is commissioned by Jesus to share (or sow) the word (or seed) of God's reign. Based on this parable, how should we be doing that?