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A Woman Interrupts Jesus- Mark 5

A Farmer goes out Mark 4
Mark 4:1–20 (ESV)
The Parable of the Sower
Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” 

10 And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. 11 And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, 12 so that 
“ ‘they may indeed see but not perceive, 
and may indeed hear but not understand, 
lest they should turn and be forgiven.’ ” 
13 And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? 
14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. 16 And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. 17 And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. 18 And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, 19 but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”

1. The Seed is the Word. Incorruptible seed.
1 Peter 1:23 (NIV) For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
  • A seed is potential….the fruit is the product.

2. Jesus is the word!
John 1:14 (NIV)  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

3 conditions that keep us from being fruitful:
#1. Hardness of heart.
Satan steals it. 

#2. The shallow emotional hearer
Quick fruit is not always lasting fruit. 
Trials are mandatory for your development.

No Root, No, Fruit!

#3. A focus on worldy things

The Process of fruitfulness
1. Conception
2. Cultivation
3. Fruition
  • Healthy things don’t just grow. They multiply.

Additional reading:
  • Parable of the sower: Mt 13:1–23 Lk 8:4–15, Isa 6:9,10
  • Mustard Seed: Mt 13:31,32; Lk 13:18,19
  • Jesus Calms the Storm: Mt 8:18,23–27; Lk 8:22–25