He told many stories such as this one:"A farmer went out to plant some seed.
As he scattered it across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them.
Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The plants sprang up quickly,
but they soon wilted beneath the hot sun and died because the roots had no nourishment in the shallow soil.
Other seeds fell among thorns that shot up and choked out the tender blades.
But some seeds fell on fertile soil and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted.
Anyone who is willing to hear should listen and understand!"