The Good Soil

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#793: “The Good Soil”
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Matthew 13:3-9
3Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.8Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.9He who has ears, let him hear."

1 Corinthians 3:5-8
5What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe--as the Lord has assigned to each his task.6I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.8The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.

Isaiah 55:11
11so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

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The Good Soil

“The Good Soil,” an Adventures in Odyssey Club exclusive, is episode #793 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Phil Lollar, and was originally released on May 1, 2016.


Based on a true story, a medical missionary encounters soldiers, cannibals and true love in the Congo. But is his work in vain?


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Role Voice Actor
Dr. William Leslie Jon Curry
Patrice (1912) Andre Robinson
Clara Hill Sam Valentine
Captain Reynoud Richard Cansino
Mobutu Leon Morenzie
John Whittaker Andre Stojka
Jeff Lewis Gary Reed
Patrice (Present Day) Michael Ralph
Corporal Kirk Thornton


  • The title of this episode references the Parable of the Sower (found in Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, and Luke 8:4-15).



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