Jesus Teaches Them in Parables
Questions for Study 6
Memory Verse: 11a
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1. Describe the scene in verse 1. Why do you think such a large crowd came to Jesus? What did Jesus do for them? (2)
2. What was Jesus' first parable? When the farmer scattered his seed, on what kinds of soil did the seed fall? (3-8) With what results? What does the seed represent? (14) What is the significance of this? (2 Timothy 3:15-17; and 1 Peter 1:23) In what respect are people's minds and hearts like soil into which seed is sown?
3. When the Twelve asked Jesus about the meaning of his parables, what did he tell them? (10-13) What was the key point of this parable? (11a) How did he compare his ministry to that of Isaiah? (Isaiah 6:9-10; 8:16; Mark 4:33, 34)
4. Think about the four kinds of people represented by the four soils. What is the problem of the people like the path? (15) Of those like rocky places? (16, 17) Of those like thorny places? (18-19) What can we learn from each of them? How can we be like the good soil? (20)