Pastor Steve Thomas
- Read Mark 4:1-20. In your own words, describe the situation facing the seed in the various soils.
- If the kingdom Jesus is bringing comes through hearing His word, what could this tell you about how Jesus’ kingdom works compared to other kingdoms?
- What seems to be the difference with the good soil compared to the other three soils? Can you relate to one of the soils more than another?
- How would “hearing” be different from “knowing”, “remembering”, “reciting”, or “studying” Jesus’ word about the kingdom?
Spiritual Exercise: Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through this parable. This could be a clear word, an inner impression, conviction or encouragement in your spirit, but, ask Him to speak to you. Read the passage until you hear His voice. What does He want you to do to become more fruitful in your relationship with Jesus?