We are so glad to have you join us! Tyler leads us in studying Mark 4:1-20 this week. This passage from the book of Mark tells the story of Jesus teaching a large crowd by the sea using parables, including the Parable of the Soils. The passage explains that parables are used to communicate important spiritual truths, and while they can reveal truth to believers, they can also conceal truth to unbelievers. The Parable of the Soils is about the importance of the soil in determining whether or not the seed (the word of God) will grow. Those who have spiritual ears to hear divine truth are those who want to receive and understand spiritual truth. This passage highlights the significance of the heart in understanding and accepting spiritual truth.
This 3-part series delves into the book of Mark, examining the identity of Christ as both the authoritative Son of God and the redemptive Suffering Servant. We explore how these two aspects were integral to Jesus’ earthly ministry and the reasons behind Mark’s choice to emphasize them in his writing. Additionally, we consider the relevance of these themes to our lives today. We pray God encounters you wherever you’re at.