You’ve given it your best shot. You’ve tried reason, persuasion, warning… and even threats. None of it has worked. Your words have fallen on stony ground.
Jesus used this farming image to describe people who receive his teaching in a rather shallow way. He said that his words are like seeds which seem to take root for a while, but quickly dry up and die. The phrase appears in a story he told known as the parable of the sower…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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