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Luke 8 - NIV

4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable:

5 “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up.

6 Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.

7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.

8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”
When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant.

10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,

“‘though seeing, they may not see;
though hearing, they may not understand.’[a]

11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.

12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.

14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.

15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

A Lamp on a Stand

16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.

17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.

18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.”

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers


a. Luke 8:10 Isaiah?6:9

Sermons on Luke 8 More sermons: Luke 8

bala samson avatar
Devil the stealer
Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2016
Summary: Dude, check out your walk with God! When you walk more with the devil, he tends to keep you away from the Savior. Caveat!
Scripture: Luke 8:1-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 151
Armando Anguiano avatar
Shared by: Armando Anguiano on Jun, 2016
Summary: Fe , animo , cambio de vida
Scripture: Luke 8:1-15
Denomination: *other
Views: 479
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Mar, 2016
Summary: Those that fall by the way side, in spite of the claims of sins, Jesus is calling and he came for all sinners---the sinner in each and every one of us with the gift of eternal life.
Scripture: Luke 8:5-12
Denomination: Friends
Views: 63
Troy Campbell avatar
Thorny Ground - The Cares of this World
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Parable of the Sower
Scripture: Luke 8:11-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 292
Troy Campbell avatar
Thorny Ground - Riches
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Parable of the Sower
Scripture: Luke 8:11-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 174
Troy Campbell avatar
Communicating with God
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: God wants a relationship with us and wants to communicate with us.
Troy Campbell avatar
Communicating with God 2
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: Learn how to effectively communicate with God in this message
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Mar, 2016
Summary: Jesus' parable of the sower taught the truth of receiving the word of God, from the beginning to everlasting life wherein the will of man is challenged to meet the rigorous standard coming out of the word of God---to live with us for ever..
Scripture: Luke 8:4-21
Denomination: Friends
Views: 371
Ed Sasnett avatar
Responsive Heart
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Feb, 2016
Summary: We cultivate a responsive heart to God by obeying the truth.
Scripture: Luke 8:4-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,238
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
The Good and Honest Heart
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan, 2016
Summary: To establish that the good and honest heart hears, receives, believes, and obeys the gospel of Christ--the seed of the kingdom. This lesson describes the type of heart that will be obedient to the gospel of Christ, in order to be saved by grace.
John Lowe avatar
What Kind of Ground Am I?
Shared by: John Lowe on Oct, 2015
Summary: Are you rootless? Those in this category get excited for a while when they hear the word. But, when it gets tough, they aren’t...because they haven’t developed the capacity to hang in there by holding onto at least what they know for now.
Stephen Boldin avatar
The Parable of the Seed, the Soil, and the Sower
Shared by: Stephen Boldin on Jul, 2015
Series: Book of Luke
William R. Nabaza avatar
Listen carefully
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on May, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD is interested on how we listen to His WORDS, He promises more spiritual understanding/knowledge to those who keeps and obeys His WORDS.
Scripture: Luke 8:18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 702
Larry Turner avatar
We Are Farmers
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jan, 2015
Summary: Looking at the four types of spiritual hearts and our role as farmers in sowing God's word.
bala samson avatar
Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2014
Summary: Yes, God plants the seed that is His Word in the heart of a person that is entwined with thorns, that is the cares and riches of this world. Well, what do we do? We’ve got to get rid of the thorns
Scripture: Luke 8:1-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 417
William R. Nabaza avatar
Enemies of the Seed (WORD of GOD)
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2014
Summary: To expose the enemies of the WORD of GOD, to prevent them, namely: (1) devil, (2) temptation and (3) thorns
Scripture: Luke 8:11-14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 835
William R. Nabaza avatar
How to take care of the seed?
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2014
Summary: To show that through perseverance and faith we can hold the WORD of GOD that protects us.
Scripture: Luke 8:15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 441
Scott Bayles avatar
The Sower
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Oct, 2014
Summary: The last in a series on the Parables of Jesus, this three-point expository sermon explores the parable of the sower and the four types of soil, focusing equally on the Sower, the seed, and the soil.
Scripture: Luke 8:5-15
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 668
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Oct, 2014
Summary: Look to the word for all answers.
Scripture: Luke 8:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 377
Michael Deutsch avatar
The Four Soils
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Aug, 2014
Summary: A look at the four soils through a science experiment, asking which soil are you.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 8:4-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,792
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jul, 2014
Summary: The Word of God is sown into our heart & it must come to fruition within our heart. The condition of our heart determines the fruition of the Word of God that is sown.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Luke 8:11-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,276
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Parable of the Lamp
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Mar, 2014
Summary: This sermon will teach us how to respond to Jesus' message.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Luke 8:16-21
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 10,839
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Parable of the Sower
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Feb, 2014
Summary: A study of the responses of the different soils to the seed illustrates different responses to the word of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 8:4-15
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,207
Victor Ramlall avatar
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Jan, 2014
Summary: In order to be fruitful productive Christians, we need to have our heart properly prepared by the Holy Spirit to be wholly receptive to the Word!
Joe  De Leon avatar
Is Christ Being Choked Out of You?
Shared by: Joe De Leon on Jan, 2014
Summary: You can do nothing in your garden and still have weeds all over the place, some are obvious, but others are hidden. This is the same in the soil or garden of our lives...you may not have wished for weeds, but weeds is what is there and your choking.
Scripture: Luke 8:5-14
Denomination: *other
Views: 983
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Purpose of the Parables
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jan, 2014
Summary: Jesus teaches that the purpose of his parables is to reveal or conceal truth.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 8:9-10
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 653
Lance  Hostetter avatar
"Coming Back to the Heart of Worship"
Shared by: Lance Hostetter on Jan, 2014
Summary: This message looks at the Pharisee and tax collectors attitude toward worship.
Dexter Bersonda avatar
Plant vs Zombies
Shared by: Dexter Bersonda on Nov, 2013
Summary: What we need to do to fight today's apocalypse of the walking dead.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 8:5-8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 664
Jason Smith avatar
Are You Choking?
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: Too often, Christians can become so busy in their lives that they choke the word of God out of it. Too many of us are the thorny soil at times. This sermon helps us remember what our priorities should be.
Rodney Johnson avatar
God's Response to Our Storms
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Aug, 2013
Summary: This message focuses on how we allow the spiritual storms of our lives to paralyze us and take and/or delay us from accomplishing what God has for our lives.
Scripture: Luke 8:5-25
Views: 1,524