- What made the woman act as she did? Cf. 8:2, 3.
Have you a similar incentive?
How can it be expresses?
- Verses 4-15. What sorts of people do the four kinds of soil represent?
What experience have you of the truth of this parable in yourself and in others?
- Verses 16-21. What do these verses teach about:
(a) the responsibilities and
(b) the privileges of Jesus’ followers?
- Why did Jesus now adopt the method of teaching by parables (verses 9, 10)?
Do verses 4 and 18 provide a clue?