Mark 4:21-34 — Kingdom Parables

November 7, 2011

“The kingdom of God has drawn near” is the basic message of Jesus (Mark 1:14,15). His parables offer a vision that assures us that the kingdom of God is a wondrous and wild reality. The kingdom of God cannot be hidden or silenced; it cannot be hindered or manipulated. The kingdom of God will fill the […]

Mark 4:1-20 — The Parable of the Sower as Kingdom Theology

October 31, 2011

The Gospel of Mark is rightly characterized as an action-oriented telling of the story of Jesus. So, it is important to pay particular attention when the Gospel slows down to focus on the teaching of Jesus as it does in Mark 4. Mark offers a kind of synopsis of Jesus’s parabolic teaching. The Gospel stresses that […]

Fearless and Free During Economic Storms III

May 14, 2009

Note: This is the second of six small group studies that are coordinated with a sermon series by Dean Barham, the preaching minister at the Woodmont Family of God. Eventually, his sermons will be available here. The first small group study lesson is here and the full series is available on my Serial page. Let Go, […]