Jesus was sitting by the sea and a crowd gathered around Him. So he got into a boat and sat down and began to speak to them in parables. This, His first parable, was about a man that went out to sow his seeds. As he sowed the seeds some fell on the roadside others fell on rocky ground, some fell among the thorns and some fell upon good ground. The point here was for the people to learn the spiritual lesson from the parable.