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Aug 20, 2018

Mark 4:21-34
21 And He said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a
stand? 22 For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to
light. 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 And He said to them, “Pay attention to what you
hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. 25 For to
the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken
26 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He
sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth
produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain is
ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
30 And He said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use
for it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the
seeds on earth, 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts
out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” 33 With many such parables
He spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it. 34 He did not speak to them without a parable,
but privately to His own disciples He explained everything