Son of God - Week 9
Passage: Mark 4:1–4:20
Week Nine: Son of God
The Book of Mark
The Parable of the Sower
4 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said:3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”
The Path - These people don't think they need anything from God.
The Stony soil - These people get discouraged by other believers who are not obedient to God and fall away because the Word hasn't reached into their soul.
The Thorny soil - These people are interested in Jesus but they are easily distracted and caught up in other matters so their faith falls to the wayside.
The Good soil - These are the people who hear the word and respond in faith, growing in their relationship with God and helping to multiply His kingdom.
Jesus calls His followers to a __permanent, lasting response_____.