I don’t know much about farming, but I know one thing, there’s no such thing as instant crops. Growing good stuff takes a chunk of time. Things don’t grow overnight but slowly, one warm day after another, little green shoots become a tall and plentiful harvest. The Kingdom of God is like that, a long obedience in the same direction.
Study Questions – Mark 4:1-20
1. Explain in your own words, what the parable of the sower and the seed is about and specifically what each of the 4 soils represent.
2. As of today, which of the soils best describes where you are at? Why?
3. Why did Jesus use stories to teach? What is their effect?
4. Identify a life that seems ‘fruitful’ to you. What are the things that make it that way?