Monthly Archives: September 2016

Like a Mustard Seed

“And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the … Continue reading

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A Strange and Unexpected Parable

“And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, … Continue reading

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“Listen then, if you have ears!”

“Jesus continued, “Does anyone ever bring in a lamp and put it under a bowl or under the bed? Doesn’t he put it on the lamp-stand? Whatever is hidden away will be brought out into the open, and whatever is … Continue reading

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Four Types of Hearers

What is Jesus getting at when he describes the seed that the sower sows falling on four different types of ground? M. S. Mills in his book The Life of Christ, gives an excellent summary: “Some hearers (wayside) will not … Continue reading

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Come and See – Go and Tell

“The sower sows the word.” (Mark 4:14, ESV) Jesus begins to explain to his followers what the parable of the sower means.  They start to understand that he wasn’t just giving instruction in current agricultural techniques.  This sower sows the … Continue reading

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You Gotta Want It

“And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in … Continue reading

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Jesus Gives a Lesson in Agronomy

““Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow.” (Mark 4:3, ESV) Imagine that you hear about this rabbi, Jesus who is doing extraordinary things, some say he is even tossing demons out of people and others tell you that they … Continue reading

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