The real reason Jesus talked so much about farming

I'm not alone in appreciating the masterful parables of Jesus!

And, as you know, many of them relate to farming or agriculture.

Ever wondered why?

I've heard many sermons attempt to explain Jesus' use of farming and agriculture as fitting to His time and place. He was speaking to farmers, right?

Well not exactly...

Sure, the people Jesus spoke to would have been familiar with farming, sowing and reaping, etc. But a huge group of His listeners weren't farmers. Jesus spoke to a wide variety of people: farmers, fishermen, the rich, the poor, roman soldiers, etc...

It goes deeper than Jesus being relevant to His audience.

Take the parable of the sower for know it but here's the text:

“Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.But when the...
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