Sermon Application Questions
8.18.2013
Preaching:Jeff Dryden
Mark 4:21-34

A Medley of Parables & Sayings About God’s Kingdom

1. Read Mark 4:21-34
2. How do we respond to these parables?
3. Jeff summed up, A true Christian shines like Jesus,

[they are experiencing being loved, welcomed and cared for….not critical a spirit] that is a common occurrence because of the way God causes His Spirit to move through us.
4. How do people see your faith in action?
5. In the next week what might it look like for us to shine God’s light?

Jesus tells us in Matthew 15:12–15 that He speaks in parables to hide the secrets of the kingdom from some and reveal them to others (Matt. 13:12–15). This does not mean His parables are full of esoteric information that only a select few can grasp with their minds. Christ’s enemies often understand exactly what His parables mean (see 21:33–46); the problem is their refusal to trust His teaching about Himself and God’s kingdom. The difficulty the Pharisees have is moral and thus volitional, not intellectual. They choose not to believe our Savior’s words. – RC. Sproul,

http://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/purpose-parables/

5. Where does the seed go?
6. What stops the seeds from growing?
7. In the last week, what kind of soil were you, explain?
8. What kind of verses helped you respond rightly to God’s word?