THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
D. Parables of the Kingdom of God
1. The Parable of the Sower
1 1And again He began to 2teach abeside the bsea, and a very great crowd was gathered unto Him, so that He stepped into a cboat in the sea and sat down, and all the crowd was on the land, facing the sea.
2 And He taught them many things in parables and said to them in His ateaching:
4 And as he sowed, some seed fell beside the way, and the birds came and devoured it.
5 And other seed fell on the rocky place, where it did not have much earth, and aimmediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth.
6 And when the sun arose, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered.
7 And other seed fell into the athorns, and the thorns came up and utterly choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
9 And He said, He who has aears to hear, let him hear.
10 And when He was aalone, those around Him, with the twelve, asked Him about the parables.
15 And these are the ones beside the way, where the word is sown; and when they hear, aimmediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown into them.
16 And likewise, these are the ones being sown on the rocky places, who, when they ahear the word, immediately receive it with joy.
18 And others are the ones being sown into the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,
20 And these are the ones sown on the good earth: those who hear the word and receive it and abear fruit, one thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold.
2. The Parable of the Lamp
22 For nothing is ahidden except that it may be manifested, nor has anything become concealed but that it may come into the open.
23 If anyone has aears to hear, let him hear.
24 And He said to them, Take heed what you hear. 1With what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you, and it shall be added to you.
3. The Parable of the Seed
4. The Parable of the Mustard Seed
31 It is like a amustard seed, which, when it is sown on the earth, is smaller than all the seeds on the earth.
E. The Move of the Gospel Service
1. Calming the Wind and the Sea
35 And He said to them on that day when evening had fallen, Let us ago over to the other side.
38 And He was in the stern, 1sleeping on the cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, Teacher, does it not matter to You that we are perishing?