Pentecost 6 Preview

Markus Spiske

Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen!

–Matthew 13:8-9

God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth. Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord’s table we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.

Sermon Theme

Are you Good Soil?

Sunday Music

The Hymn of the Day at traditional services this week is “We Plow the Fields and Scatter”. At New Day we’ll sing “Lord Let my Heart be Good Soil”. As a match to the parable of the sower, these songs continue to imagine God’s word as a seed that we can plant, but that God alone can grow in good time.

Home Devotional Questions
  • Do you ever feel like the seed which is your life has grown dry and dormant?
  • Where do you find the “fertilizer” than keeps you growing?
  • How do you bear fruit in the world?
  • How well do you “listen” to Jesus?
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Rev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.


  1. Great sermon, Pastor Craig! But … where was the hymn “Lord Let My Heart Be Good Soil?” I was looking forward to singing it! But all is okay … maybe sometime soon?

    1. After reading this again, looks like I should have gone to New Day to sing Lord Let My Heart Be Good Soil. Reading too fast again. Sorry.

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