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Mark 4 - NIV

16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.

17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.

18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word;

19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.

20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”

A Lamp on a Stand

21 He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand?

22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.

23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”

24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.

25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”

The Parable of the Growing Seed

26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.

27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.

28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.

29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?

31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.

32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”

33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand.

34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.

Jesus Calms the Storm




Sermons on Mark 4 More sermons: Mark 4

Rick Crandall avatar
The Kind of Church God Wants Us to Be
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Nov, 2016
Summary: How can we be the church Jesus wants us to be? 1. Lift up the light of the Lord (vs. 21-22). 2. Tune in to God's truth (vs. 23-25). 3. Be willing to work with God (vs. 26-29). 4. Trust God to grow His Kingdom (vs. 30-32).
Scripture: Mark 4:21-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 525
Ramil Olalia avatar
Don't just be a Bush be a Tree
Shared by: Ramil Olalia on Oct, 2016
Summary: Many Christians settles at mediocrity of Christians life. Contented with the common activities that common Christians does but I thank God for the few that decided to be more than that. Christians that are decided to go extra mile.
Scripture: Mark 4:31-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 331
Pastor Ricky A. Rohrig Sr. avatar
Be the Light, By Living the Life!
Shared by: Pastor Ricky A. Rohrig Sr. on Aug, 2016
Summary: Expository sermon series on the book of Mark about shining the light of Christ.
Pastor Ricky A. Rohrig Sr. avatar
Sowing, Growing, and Knowing
Shared by: Pastor Ricky A. Rohrig Sr. on Aug, 2016
Summary: Expository sermon series from the book of Mark
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Tendancy when left to itself--- DEGENERATION
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul, 2016
Summary: There are many spiritual laws we need to acknowledge. One such law is the TENDANCY OF DEGENEARTION WHEN ANYTHING IS LEFT TO ITSELF. We must develop a plan to grow and improve.
Clair Sauer avatar
Growing God's Kingdom
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Jun, 2016
Summary: When we plant the seed of our souls in God's care, we will be a part of the amazing, unimaginable, and yet seemingly mysterious growth of God's Kingdom.
Scripture: Mark 4:26-33
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 351
Brian Bill avatar
Unstoppable Growth
Shared by: Brian Bill on May, 2016
Summary: What will it take for the concept of unreached people to become totally intolerable for us in the church?
Scripture: Mark 4:21-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,231
Rev.V.P Isaac avatar
THE FULL CORN IN THE EAR
Shared by: Rev.V.P Isaac on May, 2016
Summary: IT WOULD BE WRONG FOR A FARMER TO LEAVE A HARVEST STANDING IN THE FIELD. "IF YOU WANT TO TASTE IT, YOU HAVE TO HARVEST IT." THIS IS THE PRINCIPLE GOD TAUGHT ISRAEL BEFORE HE BROUGHT THEM INTO THE PROMISED LAND.
Scripture: Mark 4:26-29
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 224
Rev.V.P Isaac avatar
THE FULL CORN IN THE EAR
Shared by: Rev.V.P Isaac on May, 2016
Summary: THE GRAPES DID NOT FALL FROM HEAVEN LIKE MANNA DID IN THE WILDERNESS. THE 12 SPIES HAD TO LEARN TO GO AND GET THEM. THEY HAD TO HARVEST THEM AND BRING THEM BACK SAFELY IN ORDER TO PRESENT THEM BEFORE MOSES AND ALL ISRAEL
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Scripture: Mark 4:26-29
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 756
Brian Bill avatar
Sowing the Seed
Shared by: Brian Bill on May, 2016
Summary: When you go and sow, the kingdom of God will grow.
Shawn miller avatar
The Three Deadly Thorns
Shared by: Shawn miller on Mar, 2016
Summary: A message about our spiritual priorities, showing the danger of the thorns of worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desire of other things in the parable of the sower/soils.
Troy Campbell avatar
The Miracle Working Word
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Parable of the Sower
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,394
Troy Campbell avatar
Stony Ground 1
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Parable of the Sower
Scripture: Mark 4:16-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 165
Troy Campbell avatar
Redeeming Stony Ground
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Parable of the Sower
Scripture: Mark 4:16-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 169
Troy Campbell avatar
Thorny Ground - Flesh vs Spirit
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Parable of the Sower
Scripture: Mark 4:18-19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 249
Troy Campbell avatar
Characteristics of Good Ground
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Parable of the Sower
Scripture: Mark 4:20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 174
Troy Campbell avatar
Benefits of Good Ground
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Parable of the Sower
Scripture: Mark 4:20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 171
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Word Problems
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan, 2016
Summary: Parables of sower and mustard seeds
Series: Epiphany
Scripture: Mark 4:1-34
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,037
David Henderson avatar
Parable of the Mustard Seed
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: To get a better understanding of what this story teaches, I am going to take this apple, cut it open, and take out the seeds. There are five seeds in my apple. Now, imagine that we planted these seeds and each grew into an apple tree. How many apples do you think each tree might grow/produce?
Scripture: Mark 4:30-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 307
Patrick O'Loughlin avatar
The seed and the soil
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Oct, 2015
Summary: How the kingdom of God works in the life of a believer
David Roth avatar
How does your garden grow?
Shared by: David Roth on Sep, 2015
Summary: Proper 6 (b) Christ Himself grows His church by His eternal Word, in and through us, and for and to others.
Scripture: Mark 4:26-34
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 565
Travis L. Billings avatar
Responsibilty of Mature Christians
Shared by: Travis L. Billings on Aug, 2015
Summary: Spiritual droughts will happen. That is unavoidable. But what are the responsibilities of the Mature Christian towards the newer Christians? What are some things that a Mature Christians should do to help the newer Christians to grow in the faith?
Craig Condon avatar
How to Grow God's Kingdom
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jul, 2015
Summary: We, like the disciples, are expected to bear fruit by spreading the seeds of faith-namely, the Good News of salvation-and nurture it as best we can. Then, we have to let God go to work. God will eventually reap the harvest and save those who hear His word
Chris Jordan avatar
The Storyteller: The Parables of Jesus #1: Guard Your Heart
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jul, 2015
Summary: Jesus is the World’s Greatest Storyteller. In His parables, we find wisdom for living our daily lives. In the parable of the farmer planting seeds, we learn the importance of guarding our hearts.
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Scripture: Mark 4:1-20
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 661
John Ong avatar
Fertilizers of the Heart
Shared by: John Ong on Jul, 2015
Summary: How do you want to grow? Do you want a fruitful or an inconsistent life? What kind of soil is your heart?
D Marion Clark avatar
The Good Soil of Mother Emanuel
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jun, 2015
Summary: This sermon reflects on the response of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC to the killings that took place June 17. It shows the power of grace and forgiveness.
Scripture: Mark 4:14-20
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 341
Monty Newton avatar
God is quitely at work
Shared by: Monty Newton on Jun, 2015
Summary: We may not know what God is doing but be assured, God is doing it!
William Baeta avatar
Sow seeds of faith
Shared by: William Baeta on Jun, 2015
Summary: “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how”. (Mark 4:26-27)
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Riot of Colour and Beauty
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on May, 2015
Summary: The mysterious workings of God's grace in the believer.
Chris Appleby avatar
The Nature of the Gospel
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
Summary: If the gospel is good news why doesn’t everyone respond with joy? Jesus says he tells parables to filter out those who can't understand.
Scripture: Mark 4:1-20
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 470