Jesus' Parable of the Sower is one of the clearest and most easily understood parables for those of us in agrarian areas. It has no unanswered questions. It does not need us to explain why. The simple fact is, the parable explains for us why some people fail in the Kingdom of God. Each of us have different constitutions, and each of us are either more or less receptive to the Word of God. I am sharing two videos here for you to choose from, both less than 3 minutes long. The 1st one is suitable for adults and all ages, really. The 2nd is animated and mostly script-less, but very well illustrated. As you watch, ask yourselves the question: "Which seed am I?"
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The embedded slideshow presents the basic explanation of the four heart/soil types.
Look particularly at slides 8-11. These give human characteristics that we can look for to identify how well the seed is planted in our own lives. (Note that slide 11 begins with the number 3 in the outline, when it should actually say 4, since it is the 4th soil type.)
I found it on the Virtual Preacher online, as indicated.
Mark 4:3-9 Listen; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And others fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some a hundred. And he said unto them, He that has ears to hear, let him hear.