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Sep 30
2018

The Parable of the Soils

Media, Parables of Jesus: Windows into Reality, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Parables of Jesus: Windows into Reality

This morning we are in the third week of our series, The Parables of Jesus: Windows into Reality, in which we are exploring ten of Jesus’ most famous parables. Today, we reach the Parable of the Soils, found in Mark 4:1-20. This parable reveals why people respond to Jesus so differently. Our response to him is dependent on the condition of the soil of our heart—and only one soil produces a harvest that will last.

Audio | Notes | Mark 4:1-20
Jan 26
2014

The Lord of the Storm

Gospel of Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Gospel of Mark

Today, we’re jumping right back in where we left off: Mark 4:35-41. In this section we get another eye-witness account of the life of Jesus, one that involves a Galilean hurricane. The purpose of this story is not to highlight some virtue, like in Aesop’s Fables. Rather, Mark is continuing to pull back the curtain to reveal more and more of who Jesus was – and is. Today, he offers us additional insight into the unique identity of Jesus and, in this case, how it specifically applies to our fears, big and small.

Audio | Mark 4:35-41
Jan 12
2014

Dynamics of the Kingdom of God

Gospel of Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Gospel of Mark

Today in Mark 4:21-34, we have three short parables that communicate one unique idea each about the kingdom of God. Simply put, the kingdom of God refers to the rule and presence of God over the hearts and lives of his people, by his Spirit. Jesus claimed to be leading the in-breaking of the kingdom as the long-awaited and much-anticipated King of Kings. In our parables today Jesus highlights three aspects, or dynamics, of the kingdom. This is incredibly encouraging as Jesus is helping us understand how God is at work in our lives and in our world – even today and, perhaps more profoundly, how we can be a part of it.

Audio | Mark 4:21-34
Dec 22
2013

The Parable of the Soils

Gospel of Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Gospel of Mark

Today in Mark 4:1-20 we explore one of Jesus’ most well-known parables, the parable of the sower (cf Mt 13; Lk 8). This parable explains why we react to the Gospel in so many different ways. Jesus highlights that how we respond to him and what our relationship with him looks like ultimately depends on the condition of our heart – and it's the condition of our heart that determines the course of our life, in this one and the next.

Audio | Mark 4:1-20