07182020 – Matthew 13. 24-30, 36-43
This is a parable found only in the Gospel of Matthew and in the non-canonical gospel of Thomas.
Jesus observed LAST WEEK that there were various kinds of soils…and now, THIS WEEK, various kinds of seeds.
NOT all soil is alike.
NOT all seeds are alike.
Just like all people are NOT alike.
Of the forty parables of Jesus only two are explained. This week’s and last weeks.
The other 38 parables need to be figured out as a person might try to figure out a riddle.
Because these are actually “allegories” that means that many points can be made from each one.
Eight parables about the day of Judgment are to be found only in Matthew’s gospel.