As we come to this very well known passage of Scripture, it does us good to look at it with fresh eyes, and open hearts. As Jesus teaches the parable of the sower, we get to see certain keys to spiritual growth and fruitfulness. The message applies to saving faith, but it also applies very much to our daily walk of faith, regarding how we do/don't respond to the Word of God. The fact is, there is no reason on earth that any believer cannot live a fruitful live as a follower of Christ. God has given us everything we need, and this text will help us to a) diagnose the reason for any lack of fruitfulness in our lives, and b) understand how we can guarantee to be fruitful. Read the passage ahead of time, and ask the Lord to prepare your heart to receive all He has to say in His living Word.