Sow the Word Mark 4:1-20
This teaching ministry is based on the parable found in Mark 4 where Jesus teaches on planting seed and the environment in which the seed is planted. Verses 3 – 7 show us that the seed planted in the wrong environment will not go on to produce lasting fruit. We learn from verse 8 that good ground is needed for the seed to bring forth good fruit.
Jesus goes on to teach that the seed sown is the Word of God and the good ground is the heart of mankind. The goal of this ministry is to sow the Word of God into the heart of man so that it will produce fruit; some thirty, some sixty and some one hundred fold.
Why did Jesus teach in parables? Mark 4:11,12 teaches that those who are outside of the family of God (not saved) cannot understand the things of God. Parables are for unbelievers in hopes that they can understand and receive Jesus
Why is it that when the Word is sown in good ground everyone does not produce the same amount of fruit? The latter part of Matthew 9:29 teaches that according to your faith be it unto you. The amount of faith that you have determines how much fruit you produce.
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