Bible Study Lesson – February 17, 2021 ~ 7:30 pm
Lesson 5: The Seed That Grow (Mark 4:26-29)
- In light of the mysterious nature of the kingdom of God, should we worry if our ministries don’t seem to be working? Does the sower worry (4:27)?
- Think about how the seed sprouts. What does this symbolize in terms of a person’s life?
- Considering the parable from the perspective of your neighborhood or city, what would a harvest look like in this broader context? How should we go about our ministry efforts?
Jesus offered the Parable of the Seed that grows while in his home region of Galilee. His appeal to how God’s kingdom grows mysteriously – like a man who simply scatters seed on the ground and watches it grow – is a subtle rebuke to those in Galilee who rejected his message. This parable could be read as Jesus saying, “This will happen no matter how you respond.”
The Parable of the Sower suggests that the seed represents God’s word, the saving message of Jesus. In the Parable of the Seed That Grows, the perspective has changed. Jesus is now speaking about his disciples’ mission to spread his teachings.
February 24, 2021 – The Barren Fig Tree