The Hand-off: The First Vital Step

Air Date: 3/28/18


Mark 4:3-9

“Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed. As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it. Other seed fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seed sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plant soon wilted under the hot sun, and since it didn’t have deep roots, it died.Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they sprouted, grew, and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” Then he said, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”

Teaching Points:

Teaching Points:

Danger (vv. 3-7)- There is significant present danger to the seeds we sow.

Road (v. 4)- Some seeds are in immediate danger of getting snatched up.

Rocky Ground (vv. 5-6)-  Other seeds are in considerable dancer of being scorched if they don’t grow a deeper root.

Thorns (v. 7)-  Still other seed is in long-term danger if weeds aren’t pulled.

Good Soil (v. 8)- The seeds that land in good soil produce a multiplied crop.