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  • Isaiah 33:21 John 6:17 Acts 27:16 Luke 5:3 Mark 4:1, Boat
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parables_of_Jesus
  • Mark 4:1, Matt 13:1–33, Luke 8:4
  • Wikimedia Commonshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Representation_of_the_Sower%27s_parable.JPEG
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Sower
  • Matthew 4:17 Mark 6:12, Repent, For The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand
  • Matthew 4:17 Mark 6:12, Repent, For The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand
  • Matthew 4:17 Mark 6:12, Repent, For The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand
  • Ecclesiastes 1:8 Mark 4:12 Luke 8:10 John 9:7 Acts 4:14 Hebrews 11:27 2 Peter 1:3 Proverbs 20:12, Anagrams
  • Ecclesiastes 1:8 Mark 4:12 Luke 8:10 John 9:7 Acts 4:14 Hebrews 11:27 2 Peter 1:3 Proverbs 20:12, Anagrams
  • Ecclesiastes 1:8 Mark 4:12 Luke 8:10 John 9:7 Acts 4:14 Hebrews 11:27 2 Peter 1:3 Proverbs 20:12, Anagrams
  • 2 Corinthians 2:11 Acts 5:3 Mark 4:15 1 Peter 5:8, Satan
  • Luke 8:14, 12:29, 21:34, 10:40 Isaiah 57:11 1 Corinthians 7:21 Mark 4:19 1 Kings 20:40, Too Busy
  • Bible and Spade, Vol. 26, No. 4, Fall 2013, page 98, The Lamps of Khirbet el–Maqatir, by Brian N. PetersonLeviticus 24:2 2 Samuel 22:29 1 Kings 15:4 2 Peter 1:19 Mark 4:21 Luke 8:16, 11:34 John 1:4 Psalm 119:105, Bible and Spade, Lamps
  • Bible and Spade, Vol. 26, No. 4, Fall 2013, page 98, The Lamps of Khirbet el–Maqatir, by Brian N. PetersonLeviticus 24:2 2 Samuel 22:29 1 Kings 15:4 2 Peter 1:19 Mark 4:21 Luke 8:16, 11:34 John 1:4 Psalm 119:105, Bible and Spade, Lamps
  • Bible and Spade, Vol. 26, No. 4, Fall 2013, page 98, The Lamps of Khirbet el–Maqatir, by Brian N. PetersonLeviticus 24:2 2 Samuel 22:29 1 Kings 15:4 2 Peter 1:19 Mark 4:21 Luke 8:16, 11:34 John 1:4 Psalm 119:105, Bible and Spade, Lamps
  • Bible and Spade, Vol. 26, No. 4, Fall 2013, page 98, The Lamps of Khirbet el–Maqatir, by Brian N. PetersonLeviticus 24:2 2 Samuel 22:29 1 Kings 15:4 2 Peter 1:19 Mark 4:21 Luke 8:16, 11:34 John 1:4 Psalm 119:105, Bible and Spade, Lamps
  • English: Picture of the lamp on a stand and the parable of the growing seed, from "Bibliaectypa : BildnussenaussHeiligerSchrifft Alt und Neuen Testaments"
  • English: An etching by Jan Luyken illustrating Mark 4:30-32 in the Bowyer Bible, Bolton, England.
  • Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables Matthew 13 Kingdom parables kingdom now Dr. Stanley TousaintGrace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012
  • Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables Matthew 13 Kingdom parables kingdom now Dr. Stanley TousaintGrace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012
  • Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables Matthew 13 Kingdom parables kingdom now Dr. Stanley TousaintGrace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012
  • Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables Matthew 13 Kingdom parables kingdom now Dr. Stanley TousaintGrace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012
  • Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables Matthew 13 Kingdom parables kingdom now Dr. Stanley TousaintGrace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012
  • Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables Matthew 13 Kingdom parables kingdom now Dr. Stanley TousaintGrace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012
  • Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables Matthew 13 Kingdom parables kingdom now Dr. Stanley TousaintGrace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012
  • Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables Matthew 13 Kingdom parables kingdom now Dr. Stanley TousaintGrace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012
  • Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables Matthew 13 Kingdom parables kingdom now Dr. Stanley TousaintGrace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012
  • Luke 10:2 John 4:35 2 Corinthians 9:10 Revelation 14:15 Matthew 9:37 Mark 4:29, Harvest Has ComeWomen harvest wheat with sickles then bind it by hand in a field in 1956.PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANC AND JEAN SHORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
  • Hosea 13:14-15 Daniel 2:35 Luke 8:24 John 6:18 Matthew 14:24-33 Ezekiel 13:11-13 Ecclesiastes 8:8 Amos 4:9-13 Jonah 1:4Mark 4:39 Job 1:19 Ephesians 2:2, Satan Is A Real, Jesus Rebuked
  • Seen from Castello Brown, Portofino, Italy, hugs the shoreline, February 1965.PHOTOGRAPH BY WINFIELD PARKS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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  • 1. Mark 4, Harvest, Jesus teaches so They May Hear And Not Understand, Behold, My Servant, The Servant Son Of God, Parables, kingdom of God, Seeing Eye, Lamps Mark 4 Jesus preaches from a boat in Mark 4 This Is Probably The Most Difficult Of All Of Jesus’ Discourses Jesus starts to teach so that “THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND”
  • 2. BIBLE IN FIVE Pastor Dave Kooyers Valley Bible Fellowship Box 433 Boonville CA 95415 www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org (707) 895-2325 God bless you as you examine His Word, Your servant in Christ, 2Cor. 4:5, Dave
  • 3. Jesus The Servant • The Gospel of Mark focuses on the servant hood of Jesus; • Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.“ [Matthew 20:28, Philippians 2:7] • Isaiah 42:1 "Behold, My Servant…
  • 4. 4 Gospels Reflect 4 “Beholds” • Ray Stedman in “Behold Your King” says 4 gospels reflect 4 “Beholds”; • KJV Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. • KJV Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. 4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. • KJV Zechariah 6:12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: • KJV Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation [yeshuah]; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation [yeshuah].
  • 5. Jesus As “The Son Of God” The Suffering Servant • Mark also reveals Jesus As “The Son Of God” in Mark 1:1 • The Father said; • Mark 1:11 and a voice came out of the heavens: "You are My beloved Son… • Mark 9:7 Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!"
  • 6. Jesus As “The Son Of God” The Suffering Servant • The demons; • Mark 3:11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, "You are the Son of God!" • Mark 5:7 and shouting with a loud voice, he said, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!"
  • 7. Jesus As “The Son Of God” The Suffering Servant • Jesus Himself; • Mark 13:32 "But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. • Mark 14:61…the high priest was questioning Him, and saying to Him, "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?" 62 And Jesus said, "I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN."
  • 8. Jesus As “The Son Of God” The Suffering Servant • The centurion; • Mark 15:39 When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
  • 9. Let’s open our Bibles and read Mark 4:1-8
  • 10. Mark 4:1, Jesus Got Into A Boat In The Sea And Sat Down • But not a boat like this!
  • 11. Mark 4:1, And In Matthew 13 He Began To Teach Using Parables • Mark 4:1 He began to teach [using parables] again by the sea. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land. • And many of us are still confused by His parables • I consider the parables to be very dangerous ground. If you miss the context and who He’s speaking to you can end up thinking you could lose your salvation, the church is the kingdom now, this is as good as it gets, you can buy your salvation by giving up everything or purchasing a field or pearl, or that you may be a weed that will be burned up.
  • 12. Mark 4 Harmony Of Parables • • • • • • • Parable of the Sower Mark 4:3–20, Matthew 13:3–23, Luke 8:5–15 The Lamp under a Bushel Mark 4:21-25, Matt 5:14–15, Luke 8:16–18 Mark 4:26-29, The Gradually Growing Seed Parable of the Mustard Seed Mark 4:30–32, Matt 13:31–33, Luke 13:18–21
  • 13. Parables of the Kingdom or Kingdom Parables • Wikipedia says, “…the parables of Jesus remain some of the best known stories in the world…”
  • 14. Mark 4:1, He Began To Teach • Mark 4:1 He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land. • The parallel passage in Matthew 13 adds; • Matthew 13:1 On that day Jesus went out of the house, and was sitting by the sea. • What house? • What sea? • When I see “house, or the land” I think= Israel • When I see “sea” I think= gentiles • Jesus is about to leave the house of Israel and go to the gentiles
  • 15. Mark 4 Is The “seediest” Chapter In The Bible • Mark 4:4 as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up. • Well, it’s tied with Matthew 13. The both have 9 NASU uses of “seed” • Matthew 13:31 He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;
  • 16. Let’s read Mark 4:9-12
  • 17. Mark 4:3-20, Parable of the Sower or The Sower's Parable Wikimedia Commons
  • 18. Mark 4:3-20, Parable of the Sower • wikipedia says, “The synoptics go on to state that Jesus quoted the Book of Isaiah, stating that by hearing you shall hear but not understand, by seeing you shall see and not perceive, and that the people were hard of hearing, with closed eyes Isaiah 6:9-10. After this, the synoptics provide an explanation of the parable: • The sower sows the word • The seeds falling on the road represent those who hear the word but dismiss it straight away - the synoptics state that the wicked one (Matthew's wording)/Satan (Mark's wording) is what takes the word away • The seeds falling on the rocks represent those who hear the word, but only accept it shallowly - the synoptics state that these sorts of people reject the word as soon as it causes them affliction or persecution • The seeds falling on thorns represent those who hear the word, and take it to heart, but allow worldly concerns, such as money, to choke it. • The seeds falling on good soil represents those who hear the word, and truly understand it, causing it to bear fruit.”
  • 19. Mark 4:11, The Kingdom Of God, The Kingdom Of Heaven • Mark 4:11 And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables, • The phrase “kingdom of heaven” is used 32 X’s in Matthew, NASU, and not once in Mark • The phrase “kingdom of God” is used 4 X’s in Matthew, NASU, and 14 X’s in Mark • The word “repent” is used 3 X’s in Matthew, NASU, and only 2 X’s in Mark
  • 20. Mark 4:11, The Kingdom Of God, The Kingdom Of Heaven • Remember that Matthew’s focus is presenting the “The King of the Jews” to the Jews • Mark’s focus is presenting the “suffering servant/Savior” to the gentiles • Thus the focus “kingdom” is so great in Matthew, and much less in Mark • The word “kingdom” is used 53 X’s in Matthew, NASU, and only 18 X’s in Mark • The only use like this in Mark is; Mark 1:15…the kingdom of God is at hand; repent….
  • 21. Mark 4:11, Repent, For The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand? • Mark 4:11 And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables, • Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." • Mark 6:12 They went out and preached that men should repent. • The phrase "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" disappears after Matthew 4:17, and Mark 4:11. The offer of the kingdom is withdrawn after Matthew chapter 12, and Mark 4:11. From this point on Jesus will only speak in an understandable way to those few who will follow Him.
  • 22. Mark 4:12, NOT UNDERSTAND • Mark 4:12 so that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE, AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT RETURN AND BE FORGIVEN.“ • 4920 συνίημι suniemi {soon-ee'-ay-mee} • Meaning: 1) to set or bring together 1a) in a hostile sense, of combatants 2) to put (as it were) the perception with the thing perceived 2a) to set or join together in the mind 2a1) i.e. to understand: the man of understanding 2a2) idiom for: a good and upright man (having the knowledge of those things which pertain to salvation)…
  • 23. Mark 4:12, The Seeing Eye • This is so important to understand that it is in 3 gospels Luke 8:10, Matthew 13:14, Mark 4:12 “…WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE…” • It’s quoting Isaiah 6:9 He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.‘…
  • 24. Let’s Turn To Isaiah 6:1-13 • In Isaiah 6:1-7, Isaiah saw the Lord and was “blown away”. Then God asks who will go; he says; • 8 …Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!" • 9 And He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.' • 10 "Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Lest they see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed." • 11 Then I said, "Lord, how long?" And He answered, "Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant [the diaspora],, Houses are without people, And the land is utterly desolate, [The Great Tribulation] • 12 "The LORD has removed men far away [the diaspora], And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land. • 13 "Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled. The holy seed is its stump [KJV=remnant]."
  • 25. Mark 4:12, The Seeing Eye • Mark 4:12 so that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE… • Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them. • He is “The Potter” He can open or close eyes • THE EYES: When you rearrange the letters: THEY SEE
  • 26. Let’s read Mark 4:13-20
  • 27. Mark 4:15, Satan Takes The Word • Mark 4:15 "These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them. • 2 Corinthians 4:4…the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel… • 2 Corinthians 2:11 …Satan…his schemes. • 1 Peter 5:8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. • Thomas Manton says, “It is Satan's custom by small sins to draw us to greater, as the little sticks set the great ones on fire, and a wisp of straw kindles a block of wood.” • Acts 5:3
  • 28. Mark 4:19, The Worries Of The World • Mark 4:19 but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. • Matthew 13:22 • Will Rogers said, “Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.” • Luke 21:34 "Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; 35 for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.
  • 29. Mark 4:19, Too Busy= Unfruitful • Mark 4:19 but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. • Luke 10:40 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations… • B - being U - under S - Satan's Y – yoke • --- IF SATAN CAN'T GET YOU TO SIN, HE'LL MAKE YOU TOO BUSY ! • (1 Kings 20:40)
  • 30. Let’s read Mark 4:21-25
  • 31. Mark 4 Harmony Of Parables • • • • • • • Parable of the Sower Mark 4:3–20, Matthew 13:3–23, Luke 8:5–15 The Lamp under a Bushel Mark 4:21-25, Matt 5:14–15, Luke 8:16–18 Mark 4:26-29, The Gradually Growing Seed Parable of the Mustard Seed Mark 4:30–32, Matt 13:31–33, Luke 13:18–21
  • 32. Mark 4:21, Lamps • Mark 4:21 And He was saying to them, "A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand? • 2 Samuel 22:29 "For You are my lamp, O LORD; And the LORD illumines my darkness. • 1 Kings 15:4 But for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem;
  • 33. Mark 4:21, Bible and Spade on Lamps
  • 34. • Bible and Spade, Vol. 26, No. 4, Fall 2013, page 98, The Lamps of Khirbet el–Maqatir, by Brian N. Peterson
  • 35. Lamps
  • 36. Let’s read Mark 4:26-29
  • 37. Mark 4 Harmony Of Parables • • • • • • • Parable of the Sower Mark 4:3–20, Matthew 13:3–23, Luke 8:5–15 The Lamp under a Bushel Mark 4:21-25, Matt 5:14–15, Luke 8:16–18 Mark 4:26-29, The Gradually Growing Seed Parable of the Mustard Seed Mark 4:30–32, Matt 13:31–33, Luke 13:18–21
  • 38. Mark 4:26–29, The Growing Seed • English: Picture of the lamp on a stand and the parable of the growing seed, from "Biblia ectypa : Bildnussen auss Heiliger Schrifft Alt und Neuen Testaments“ • An illustration of the parable, together with the preceding parable of the lamp under a bushel.
  • 39. Mark 4:26-29, The Gradually Growing Seed • God chose Jacob/Israel, transplanted the seedling to Egypt to multiply him, planted Israel in the land, cared for him, nurtured, grew it, cultivated it, transplanted it to Babylon for a while, restored him to Israel, sent gardeners (Hebrews 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated), and now it’s time to separate the wheat/chaff
  • 40. Let’s read Mark 4:30-34
  • 41. Mark 4 Harmony Of Parables • • • • • • • Parable of the Sower Mark 4:3–20, Matthew 13:3–23, Luke 8:5–15 The Lamp under a Bushel Mark 4:21-25, Matt 5:14–15, Luke 8:16–18 Mark 4:26-29, The Gradually Growing Seed Parable of the Mustard Seed Mark 4:30–32, Matt 13:31–33, Luke 13:18–21
  • 42. Mark 4:30-32, Parable of the Mustard Seed • English: An etching by Jan Luyken illustrating Mark 4:30-32 in the Bowyer Bible, Bolton, England.
  • 43. Mark 4:30 A Mustard Seed Plant In Israel DLK Photos
  • 44. Mark 4:30, Like A Mustard Seed • Mark 4:30 And He said, "How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it? 31 "It is like a mustard seed… • Matthew 13:31 He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; • Isaiah 5:1 Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. 2 He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine…. 7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.
  • 45. Mark 4:30, A Mustard Seed in The Vineyard Of The LORD • Isaiah 5:1 …. 7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress. • Mark 4:25 "For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.“ • Is this a verse showing that we can lose our salvation, or a prophecy of Israel losing their kingdom? His audience was Israel (large crowd vss.1+21) (taken away from him) and the disciples (the Twelve + others, vs.10) (more shall be given).
  • 46. Mark 4:2 Mat 13:3 The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr.Stan Toussaint Kingdom Parables I don’t agree with everything in GRACE in FOCUS, but have never disagreed with Stanley Toussaint
  • 47. I will enlarge the text Dr. Stanley Tousaint Grace In Focus magazine www.faithalone.org July and August 2012 In the next slide I will enlarge each page to read
  • 48. Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables
  • 49. Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables
  • 50. Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables
  • 51. Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables
  • 52. Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables
  • 53. Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables
  • 54. Psalm 78:2 Luke 5:36, 8:4 Mark 4:2 Matthew 13:3, parables , The Kingdom Is Not Already by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Kingdom Parables
  • 55. Mark 4:29, Harvest Has Come • Women harvest wheat with sickles then bind it by hand in a field in 1956.PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANC AND JEAN SHORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mark 4:29 "But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.“ The disciples were the ones that Jesus harvested out of Israel, the rest of God’s vineyard was scorched in 70AD.
  • 56. Mark 4:34, His Own Disciples • Mark 4:34 and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples. • Jesus is making a huge distinction between the lost and the saved, the “wheat and the tares” • Harvesting out “His own disciples” and not even “explaining” His words to the religious leaders, the “them,” the “tares” (Matt 13:30), or “the field” left behind after the treasure has been removed, or the oyster left behind after the “pearl” has been removed, or the “bad” fish (Matt 13:48) that were thrown away.
  • 57. Let’s read Mark 4:35-41
  • 58. Mark 4:35, Go To The Other Side • Mark 4:35 On that day, when evening came, He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side.“ • He’s leaving Israel and going across the lake to the gentiles. • I wonder if there was a sound of disgust in His voice as He left? He’s in the boat and He doesn’t even get out, they just leave. • Mark 4:36 Leaving the crowd, they took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him.
  • 59. Mark 4:39, Satan Is Real, Jesus Rebuked • Mark 4:39 And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. • Here Jesus is on the Sea of Galilee and He "rebuked" the storm, rather than simply commanding it to stop. • It obviously was not doing His will. So who’s will was it doing? • Prior to the fall, and Satan becoming “the god of this world” (Genesis 3). We find in Genesis 2:6 , “… a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.” • I believe that during the 1000-year Millennial Reign of Christ, when Satan is bound, that this part of the curse will be reversed, and our weather will not need to be “rebuked”.
  • 60. Mark 4:40, Then He Rebuked Them • Mark 4:40 And He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?" And He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?“ • Do you still have no faith?“ faith in what? • Mark 4:35 …He said to them, "Let us go over toxxx the other side.“ • He didn’t say, “Let’s go drown.”
  • 61. Mark 4:41, Who Is This? • Mark 4:41 They became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?“ • What a great question! • Nothing else matters! • Jesus asked them in Matthew 16:15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
  • 62. THE END Seen from Castello Brown, Portofino, Italy, hugs the shoreline, February 1965.PHOTOGRAPH BY WINFIELD PARKS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
  • 63. Mark 6:51, The Wind Stopped • Mark 6:51 Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished, • Matthew 14:32 When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. • Psalm 107:21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! 22 Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing…. 25 For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea…. 28 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses. 29 He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. 30 Then they were glad because they were quiet, So He guided them to their desired haven. 31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!