He who has ears, let him hear

Hearing & Living Matthew 13:1-9 & 18-23

Matthew 13:1-9 & 18-23

The Parable of the Sower

13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

About Rev Tim Heinecke

Both Pastor Tim and Lisa are native Minnesotans. They both grew up in Southern Minnesota, and met while attending Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. They were married before moving to St. Louis, MO, where Pastor attended Concordia Seminary. Before moving to Hugo, they lived and served in Park Rapids, MN. The Heinecke’s have two children; Lila and Dane. Pastor enjoys working on the house and car fixing things. Lisa enjoys baking, cooking and working as a Jamberry consultant as serving as the Administrative Assistant at New Life. Together with their children they enjoy family time, biking, and camping.

Leave a Reply