The parable of the sower, as it is recorded in Matthew and in Mark, exemplifies differing responses to Jesus’ teachings. In these scriptures we see that the fate of the seeds ultimately depends upon the places where they are sown. So, the parable emphasizes the receptivity of the soil (the hearer). In this sermon series Pastor Winfield drives us to think past what we see and to find deeper understanding of The Word of God; keeping in mind that the seed only fails when the soil isn’t prepared. (Mark 4:3-7, 14-19).