Bible Study Lesson – February 10, 2021 ~ 7:30 pm
Lesson 4: The Sowers (Mark 4:1-20)
- Why does Jesus talk in parables to the crowd, but not to his disciples?
- What does Jesus’ explanation teach us about how to interpret his other parables?
- Who is the sower? What are the various ways the sower could sow seed?
- What are the four types of people truly experience the mystery of God’s kingdom?
The Parable of the Sower—which Jesus delivered in Galilee (his home region)—is one of the few parables he explains in detail. Jesus is essentially telling his disciples that those who refuse to hear God’s message of repentance—and who reject salvation through the Messiah, Jesus—will experience the path of judgment they have chosen (compare John 3:17). But to those who receive Jesus (his disciples), the mystery of God’s kingdom is revealed. They understand the parables. They move beyond hearing them to observing Jesus’ teachings and experiencing what the kingdom of heaven means.
February 17, 2021 – The Seed That Grows