Mark 4:  Parable of the Sower;  Calming of the Tempest

1. What object did Jesus have to preach from in 3:9 and 4:1?

2. What was one of Jesus’ favorite teaching methods?  4:2 & 33

3. What does the sower sow?  4:2

4. From verses 4, 5, 7 and 8, name the four types of soil mentioned.

5. What happens when a plant has no roots?  4:6

6. What do thorns do to young plants?  4:7

7. Those outside the kingdom of God are more apt to understand spiritual
        things through what type of teaching method?  4:11

8. What is a favorite expression of Jesus?  Rev. 3:6

9. Who is the person, named in 4:15, who steals the Word?

10. According to 4:19, what things can choke the Word?

11. What are characteristics of those who receive the Word into “good ground?”  4:20

12. According to 4:24, those who hear the Word will receive what?

13. What type of small seed is mentioned in 4:31?

14. According to 4:34, what did Jesus share with His disciples privately?

15. Was Jesus’ boat the only one caught in the storm?  4:36

16. What was Jesus doing while the storm was raging?  4:38

17. What did Jesus say to the wind and sea in 4:39?

18. What did Jesus say the disciples lacked in 4:40?

19. According to 4:41, who obeys Jesus?

Maxim of the Moment

A bad husband cannot be a good man.