PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The Sower, Part 2

If you haven’t yet subscribed to the Yeshua in Context podcast, you can do it several ways. First, if you use iTunes, search Yeshua in the iTunes store and subscribe (free). This is the best way, since the more people who subscribe (and give it a good rating), the more people will come across this podcast in iTunes. If you’d like more people to read about Yeshua understood in his Jewish context, then you’d be doing a mitzvah by subscribing in iTunes.

Otherwise, you can go to derekleman.com, click Podcast, and Subscribe. Or just listen directly on derekleman.com at this link: Yeshua in Context: The Sower, Part 2.

galileeWith this second episode on the Parable of the Sower, let’s have a discussion.

The parables, it is important to realize, are insider language. Yeshua intrigues crowds with his mysterious stories and at the same time builds his inner circle. Parables require concentration, puzzling out what Yeshua meant, having ears not only to hear, but to listen.

What do Yeshua’s stories for his inner circle mean for us as we desire to be insiders with Yeshua in the context of our own time and place?

Please share some thoughts, keeping in mind the five themes from the Sower that are often repeated in Yeshua’s parables:
–Delay – everyone thinks the reign of God will come easily for Israel, but first will be a call to follow and many will fail to listen.
–Yield – God expects a return of productiveness and fruitfulness from his servants.
–Restoration – God is saving Israel and the world from exile and oppression.
–Imminence – The reign of God on earth, in some sense, starts with Yeshua.
–Upheaval – The ones in power do not reflect the power structure in the time of God’s reign.


About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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1 Response to PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The Sower, Part 2

  1. judahgabriel says:


    I like this podcast, it has stoked my own mind regarding Yeshua’s parables.

    You did better, I think, than your first podcast; didn’t feel quite as rigid and scripted. I also like the shorter, easier-to-digest podcasts; some podcasts I listen to go on for hours, which requires some read dedication to listen from end to end.

    Good work man.

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