The Gospel of Mark: Parables - Part 1

Parables, and the Parable of the Sower

July 24, 2022 • Randy Hageman • Mark 4:34, Mark 4:1–20, Romans 11:25–32, 2 Corinthians 4:4

Most of us may know something about what parables are, but Jesus elevated them to an art form, and he used them routinely and powerfully. So, today we’ll gain a better understanding of Jesus’ use of parables as well as dig into one of them – the Parable of the Sower. As Jesus describes four types of soils in this parable, what is he calling his listeners to do, then and now!

The Gospel of Mark: Parables - Part 3

August 7, 2022 • Susan Hageman • Mark 4:26–32, Matthew 17:19–20, Romans 1:19–20, Ephesians 3:20

Jesus promises his followers that even tiny faith grows big in the hands of God. Today we need to hear that more than ever, as the world rushes at us, fast-paced and skeptical, and we long for the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. Join us as we continue our series in Mark, with the hope-and warning-filled parables of Mark 4:26-32.

The Gospel of Mark: Parables - Part 2

July 31, 2022 • Randy Hageman • 1 Corinthians 3:4–7, Mark 4:21–25, John 8:12, John 1:15, Philippians 2:9–11

In today’s parable Jesus makes an interesting comment about how and why we use light, as in a candle. But it raises much bigger questions about how we respond to God and His grace. It’s easy to believe our spiritual growth is the result of our own work at it, and there’s a degree of truth to that, but as we’ll see from Jesus, that’s definitely not the whole picture!