1. Mark 4:1–20 (ESV)
  2. Sermon suggestions

Goal of Sermon on 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.

In keeping with the goal of Mark’s Gospel, your sermon must answer the question, Who is Jesus? Though Mark 4:1–20 does not explicitly say this, the kingship of Jesus Christ is relevant, and this passage thus teaches us that Jesus is the King who will have a kingdom harvest. The realization of who Jesus is (the King) and what he is doing (scattering his Word in order to produce a harvest) should encourage us to listen to him.