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Gospel of Mark 4:1-20 The Parable of the Soils
The Gospel of Mark is an action packed account of the life and ministry of Jesus. As Christians, our entire lives are to be built around following Jesus, so how can we do that if we don't know how Jesus lived??? This verse-by-verse study of Mark will help each of us take our Next Steps towards Christ, no matter where we are starting from!
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2. The Four Types of Responses to the Good News
Discussion Questions - Re-read our passage from this week (Mark 3:31-33) and then with your Growth Group, family, friends, etc. thoughtfully answer the following:

1. What type of soil are you?
2. In what way do even “fruitful” Christians struggle with some of these characteristics?
3. Have you ever struggled through rocky or thorny seasons in your faith? (rocky = difficulties that made you question / wander; thorny = seasons where you pursued worldly things instead of Jesus)
4. What is something that threatens to “choke” out the work of God’s Word in your life?
5. There are two main ways of looking at “fruit” – 1. The character produced by Jesus in us, 2. The people around us whose lives are changed by the Gospel. Which of these ways do you think Jesus has in mind in this parable . . . or something else altogether?
6. How can you “sow the seed” with people in your life without being that annoying Christian that no one wants to listen to?
7. What’s your next step in response to this message?

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The PARABLES OF JESUS by The Bible Project

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GOSPEL OF MARK by Francis Chan

The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?

THE GOSPEL OF MARK By the Bible Project

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Permanent Link to Full Sermon Notes (Google Drive)

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