The Kingdom Of God from Mark's Gospel Essay

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The Kingdom Of God from Mark's Gospel

In Mark’s Gospel there are six parables that relate to the kingdom of God. The parable of the Seed Growing secretly (4:26-29), The Parable of the Sower (4:1-9, 13-20), The Parable of the Lamp (4:21-25, The Parable of the Mustard Seed (4:30-34), Jesus and the Children (10:13-19), The Rich Man (10:17-27) and The Greatest Commandment (12:28-34). In each of the parables there is a simple meaning behind each of them. The meaning behind them is not explained and is left for the reader to work out and understand.

In the Parable of the Sower, the main messages are, making peoples different views to the word of God apparent, also making people aware of the
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The responsive hearer, (the fourth soil) this soil hears the word of God and understands it; they bear the fruits of life and have a lot of faith in their life. To enter the Kingdom of God a person has to ensure that they let God work in their lives, this becomes apparent in the Parable of the Sower. This parable highlights that it is important for people to concentrate, understand and live by the word of God, as much as they can, so that they will be accepted into the Kingdom of God.

The Rich Man (Mark 10:17-27). Jesus was asked by the man, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus then said that he must live by the Ten Commandments. Jesus then told the man to sell everything he has and give the money to the poor, the man then goes away every upset because he has great wealth. Jesus sees being rich as being an obstacle for entry into the Kingdom of God. This parable highlights the importance of putting God first, and doing exactly what he says, if you want to be accepted into the kingdom of God.

The Parable of the Lamp (Mark 4:21-25). Jesus tells the disciples to not hide their faith, not to be ashamed of what God has given them, and to use talents to the best of their abilities. By using talents, we may be encouraging others around us. By encouraging others we are helping to build the Kingdom of God.

The Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29). This parable

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