Teaching About the Kingdom of God in the Parables of Mark's Gospel

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Teaching About the Kingdom of God in the Parables of Mark's Gospel

To answer this question I will study four parables from marks gospel. The four parables are;

* The sower,

* The seed (growing secretly),

* The lamp,

* The mustard seed

The Sower

In this parable the parable of the sower is a parable of which Jesus relates to the Kingdom of God as if it were a seed. He says that some people are like seeds that all fall along the path to which they wont grow but be taken away by satin. These are the people that chose not to listen to God. Other seeds are scattered fall on rocky ground, these are the people who receive the message of God gladly however it does not
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When the corn is ripe the man starts cutting it down as harvest has come. This parable is to tell the disciples that they do not need to know how the kingdom of God grows and that they can leave that to God. He also says that the kingdoms development will be Gods work and will be ready in Gods own time.

The lamp

This parable tells us basically whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought into the open. It also says, "Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him."

In this parable, Jesus teaches us that we should not under any account hide or denies our beliefs about the Kingdom of God. We should always be open about our beliefs and that we have nothing to be ashamed of.

The second part of the parable where Jesus tells us that the way we judge people will be used in the same way to judge ourselves by God is meant to teach us not to put other peoples believes down. He tells us to respect other peoples beliefs the way we would like our believes to be respected.

The mustard seed

The parable of the mustard seed tells us of how the smallest seed in the world creates after a while the largest plant/tree known to man where all birds can come and
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