#1 Jesus is the UNDISPUTED Greatest Teacher of All Times Mark 1:21-22
#2 As the Ultimate Master Teacher, Jesus is Known for Using PARABLESMark 4:1-2
#3 The Parables of Jesus are powerful, familiar stories or word pictures used to REVEAL truths about the Kingdom of God to those who would believe and CONCEAL the Kingdom of God from those with hard hearts Mark 4:9-12
#4 The Nature of LIGHT Mark 4:21-25
#5 Sowing and REAPING – The Parables 2 Peter 3:17-18
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. Psalm 19:10
#2 I need PROTECTION.
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Eph 6:17
#3 I need to GROW.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18
#4 I show my HEART when I read the Word.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, my God. Psalm 42:1
#5 I need MORE of God in my life.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
#6 We need each other to GROW.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.