Listen & See


February 21, 2021

Mark 4:1-34

  • Mark 4:1
  • Jesus called some of those who followed him family, while others were bystanders and the religious leaders rejected him and planned his destruction.
  • Mark 4:2, 10-12
  • A parable is a story that carries one central message.
  • Jesus spoke in parables so that those who are leaning in toward him would understand, while those whose heart was set against him would not be able to understand.


  • Mark 4:21-25


  • Mark 4:3-9, 13-34
  • Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:3-9)
    • Be careful the posture of your heart and how you receive God’s Word
  • Pay Attention (Mark 4:21-25)
    • You need spiritual ears and eyes to understand God’s Word.
  • Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29)
    • God causes his word to produce in your heart.
  • Parable of the Mustard Seed (Mark 4:30-34)
    • God’s work may appear small but God’s harvest surpasses your imagination.


  • What is the posture of your heart toward God? What is your desired heart posture?
    • Indifferent, Bent to Comfort & Ease, Bent with distraction, or Tender and Receptive toward God?
  • Are you listening & seeing with physical ears/eyes or with spiritual ears/eyes?
    • Are you prayerfully depending on God or are you focused on the activity of yourself or others?
    • Are you despising and minimizing small beginnings, small glimpses of transformation you see in yourself or the church?


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