And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A sower went out to sow.’ The first parable of Jesus actually called a parable is also one of the most familiar; and one of only a few that Jesus explains, and that only to his disciples, not the multitudes. Why? It’s often called The Parable of the Soils, yet Jesus calls it the parable of the sower. Hmm?? Join us for Spreading the Word as we take a fresh look at this farming illustration in Matthew 13:1-23.