1. UNDERSTANDING IS KEY
And He said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?
If you understand the meaning of these verses, you can understand the whole Bible.
2. SOWING THE WORD
Mark 4:14 NKJV
The sower sows the word.
3. WHAT TYPE OF GROUND ARE YOU
– Wayside (Word is stolen)
– Stony (Receive but don’t take root)
– Thorny (Things of the world choke out the word)
– Good (Hear the word, receive it and bear fruit)
4. WHAT ARE YOU ALLOWING TO STEAL THE WORD
– cares of the world
– deceitfulness of riches
– desire for other things
– Satan himself??
Mark 4:15-20 NKJV
And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble. Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.