Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

How we respond to the Word of God is key to how fruitful the

gospel is going to be in our lives. 


And, unlike the situation in nature in which seed and various

kinds of soil encounter each other, we do have control over how

we receive and respond to the gospel message; we can, as it were,

change the kind of soil that we are. 


We are not passive receivers of the Gospel

– at least we don’t have to be.