Jesus used this analogy when he gave the parable of the Sower, a story about a farmer planting seeds. In making the application (Luke 8:11) he said “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God”, so certainly in that parable, but also in many other scriptures there are similarities between the word of God and Seeds.
Two main scriptures that use this metaphor are: James 1:13-21 and 1 Peter 1:22-25.
What seed language is used to describe the word of God in 18-21?
There is actually another kind of “seed” in 13-15 that is in contrast to the word of God. What kind of seed is planted, conceives, and grows in those verses?
Then, what contrast does James make between that seed and the good seed of the word of God? See 16-17.
Compare James 1:18 with Genesis 1:11-12. What truths about seeds in the natural world are also applicable to the seed of God’s word? How would that apply to the seed of God’s word?
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What does the seed (word) do for us according to verse 23? How is this like the parable of the sower? How is this like John 3:3-7.
What are some examples of “corruptable seed” like Peter mentions in 1 Peter 1:23?
What is the contrast between those seeds and the birth they produce and the seed of the word of God?
How, according to verse 25 is that seed planted in our hearts and minds?
What lesson stands out to you the most when you think of the word of God as a seed?
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