In our text today, Jesus uses a parable to teach why some accept and believe the message of the gospel but others do not. We understand that the Word of God is powerful in every situation, yet not all people are equally prepared to hear the message and incorporate it into their lives.
In this text the message is clear: Listen carefully when you come to hear the gospel! Be ready to listen completely with both your ears and your heart. In order that the gospel take root and bear fruit. So, let’s open to Luke 8:1-15.