1. Key themes

Key themes for Mark 4:1–20

Mark 4:1–20 (ESV)

1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land.

  • Jesus Christ teaches in parables in order to divide between insiders and outsiders.

  • The kingdom of Jesus Christ is now hidden but it will be a glorious reality.

  • The kingdom of Jesus Christ grows as his Word is scattered.

  • Those who belong to Jesus’ kingdom will hear and listen to him.