Mission Baptist Church

The Gospel, According to Mark: EARTH

Mike Powell
Mark 4:1-20
Correction: In the message, it was stated that the parable of the Sower is, "the only parable that has a corresponding explanation." What was meant to be said was this: "It's ONE OF the only parableS that has a corresponding explanation." It is by far the most detailed and well known; however, one can also read about Christ's explanation of the parable of the Weeds (in Matthew 13:36-43), and an explanation of the "things that defile" (in Matthew 15:15-20/Mark 7:17-23). Nevertheless, the point that was made is the same: though Mark 4:34 states that Jesus, "explained everything in private to His disciples," we only have Christ's clarification recorded for a relatively small number of parables.