Approach: The Bible records Jesus' explanation of the Parable of the Sower three times. This lesson divides the class into three groups and assigns each group to an account and each share what they learn from their account.

Hermeneutic objective: Helping the student learn how to observe multiple accounts of a story to gain a full understanding of it.

Theological objective: Learning about what comprises a good "hearer" of God's word which affects the quality of one's spiritual life and is expressed as one's personal character.