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The overarching theme I feel God is leading us by this year is to press forward for greater intimacy with Christ through study of and transformation by His Word. Our outreach and ministry plans are far beyond our earthly ability to do. We need God to do what only He can do or we'll fail. And so we want to dive deep into the Scriptures.
Mark's Gospel Chapter 4 is one of those passages that can take us there. We'll be examining it and being examined by it Sunday. The parables found there will force us to think about the Kingdom of God and how it works. We want to know.
Unlike what the author of one of my favorite books wrote as a prologue.
PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR, Per G.G., Chief of Ordnance.
So start reading Mark 4 again and again, and allow the Holy Spirit to do what only He can do.