Resources on Mark 4:26‑34

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Offering Prayer: Seeds Element of Worship by Katherine HawkerSelf https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/05/offering-prayer-mark-4-26-34.html Element of Worship by Katherine HawkerSelf Topics: Prayer , Humility , Offering , Faithfulness Source: Re-Worship A prayer of dedication based on Jesus' parables about seeds and plants in Mark 4:26-34. "Grant us the humility we need to plant and then tend your precious garden." The Sovereign Gift Sermon (Complete) by Colin Carr http://torch.op.org/torch/the-sovereign-gift Sermon (Complete) by Colin Carr Topics: Parables , Kingdom of God , Gift Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Colin Carr's homily urges us to see the parables of Jesus Christ not as stories requiring an answer, but as integral to the unfolding of the gift of His Kingdom. Noisy Spring Sermon (Complete) by Kimberleigh Buchanan http://day1.org/1325-noisy_spring Sermon (Complete) by Kimberleigh Buchanan Topics: Parables , Hope , Congregational Flourishing , Kingdom of God Source: Day1 A thought-provoking sermon on Christ's parable of the seeds, comparing it to a devastating storm, as well as a story from the popular bestseller Same Kind of Different as Me. Tree of Life Devotional https://livingchurch.org/2012/06/17/tree-life-0/ Devotional Topics: Jesus , Kingdom of God , Life Source: The Living Church "We have nested in his tree. Our life comes from its branches. And because he has triumphed, the tree will surely flourish." A reflection on the botanical metaphors of Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92, and Mark 4:26-34. A Kingdom Big Enough Sermon (Complete) by Stephen McKinney-Whitaker http://day1.org/6625-big_enough Sermon (Complete) by Stephen McKinney-Whitaker Topics: Worship , Patience , Church , Kingdom of God Source: Day1 Reflecting on church attendance decline and the nature of God's Kingdom, Stephen McKinney-Whitaker's sermon on Mark 4:26-34 explains that the lowly Kingdom, which is marked by humble service, "starts off small and grows of itself." Walking By Faith and Not By Sight Audio/Video by Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/walking-by-faith-and-not-by-sight/966/ Audio/Video by Robert Barron Topics: Faith , Trust Source: Word on Fire Robert Barron's audio homily explains that Christians are sometimes called to walk by faith, which goes beyond reason without contradicting reason. We trust in God's purpose which we may not understand (Ezekiel 17:22-24; Mark 4:26-34). Plant the Seed Devotional https://livingchurch.org/2015/06/14/plant-seed/ Devotional Topics: Church , Kingdom of God , Discipleship , Parables Source: The Living Church God is on his way and uses the Church to announce mercy in an unmerciful world. As we obey Jesus, do the things he taught, and live in his abiding presence, the seed is planted. Sermon Brainwave Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/sb422-third-sunday-after-pentecost-ordinary-11 Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Lectionary , Pentecost , Mark, Book Of , Ezekiel Source: Working Preacher A podcast discussion around exegesis and preaching on Mark 4:26-34, Ezekiel 17:22-24, 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13, Psalm 92:1-4&12-15, and 2 Corinthians 5:6-17. Nesting in the Kingdom of God Commentary/Exegesis by Meda Stamper https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-11-2/commentary-on-mark-426-34 Commentary/Exegesis by Meda Stamper Topics: Parables , Kingdom of God , Grace of God Source: Working Preacher Noting how "the sower" in Mark 4:26-34 "does not make the kingdom happen by force of will," Meda Stamper's commentary discusses how a small "word" sown in trust grows organically into our safe, fruitful home. The Weakness in Virtue and the Virtue in Weakness Sermon (Complete) by J Warren Smith https://www.faithandleadership.com/weakness-virtue-virtue-weakness Sermon (Complete) by J Warren Smith Topics: Ministry , Weakness , Power , Virtue Source: Faith and Leadership In his sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:1-12 and Mark 4:26-32, J. Warren Smith writes that the hallmark of an apostle is found not in strength but in weakness, to point beyond ourselves to God. Parables of the Hidden Candle, the Husbandman, and the Mustard Seed Image by Samuel Wesley http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=115460&referrer=preachingandworship.org Image by Samuel Wesley Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive This image shows scenes from three parables: a candle on a candle stick, a husbandman harvesting his crops, and a large mustard plant. Engraved by John Sturt (1658–1730) The Flourishing of God's Reign Commentary/Exegesis by Common English Bible https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/9037/preaching-with-the-storytellers-bible-june-17-2018 Commentary/Exegesis by Common English Bible Topics: Parables , Parable , Metaphor Source: Ministry Matters An excerpt from the Storyteller's Bible that explores the various agricultural metaphors and parables in Mark 4:26-34 that illustrate the way God's kingdom is showing itself afresh in Christ. Seeds and a Mustard Plant Commentary/Exegesis by Sharon H Ringe https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-11-2/commentary-on-mark-426-34-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Sharon H Ringe Topics: Parables , Mystery , Kingdom of God Source: Working Preacher Mark 4:26-34's seed and mustard plant parables invite us to use our imaginations to respond to God's invitation to a world filled with mysteries and surprises, instead of one where everything is planned, linear, and logical. What Good Fathers Know Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M McKenzie https://www.patheos.com/progressive-christian/2012/06/what-good-fathers-know-alyce-mckenzie-06-11-2012 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M McKenzie Topics: Father's Day , Parables , Kingdom of God , God's Presence Source: Patheos Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed points to the kingdom’s apparent hiddenness and ordinariness. The seed parables of Mark 4:26-34 also call us to attend to the kingdom’s own time and rate of growth. The Sower and the Seeds Commentary/Exegesis by Justo L González https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2015-05/june-14-11th-sunday-ordinary-time Commentary/Exegesis by Justo L González Topics: Parables , Trust Source: The Christian Century In Mark 4:26-34, there is the story of a sower who seems to scatter seed ruthlessly, with little care for where it falls. In the parable a yield of a hundredfold seems extraordinary. The Ministry of Reconciliation Element of Worship by Thom M Shuman https://lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.com/2015/06/liturgy-wcommunion-for-june-14-2015.html Element of Worship by Thom M Shuman Topics: Pentecost , Hope , Calling , Reconciliation Source: Lectionary Liturgies This liturgy with communion reminds us that God calls us to be ambassadors of reconciliation, forgiveness, and love. Spiritual Devotion Sermon (Complete) by Joseph C Klee http://www.hprweb.com/2015/05/homilies-for-june-2015/ Sermon (Complete) by Joseph C Klee Topics: Fear , Devotion , Paul , Mary Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Joseph Klee offers four homilies for Ordinary Time, beginning with the feast of Corpus Christi. They each focus on an aspect of spiritual devotion or growth: the Eucharist, Jesus' Sacred Heart, overcoming fear, and imitating heroes... Mysteries of the Kingdom Commentary/Exegesis by James Boyce https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-11-2/commentary-on-mark-426-34-3 Commentary/Exegesis by James Boyce Topics: Kingdom of God , Gospel , Parable , Repentance Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Mark 4:26-34, James Boyce points out that these parables reflect the hidden and secret aspects of teaching about the kingdom of God, especially in Mark. Preaching Epiphany Sermon Starter/Outline by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/preaching-epiphany/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Epiphany , Transfiguration , Discipleship , Wisdom Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel G. Hackenberg offers sermon series ideas and Scripture from the Revised Common and the Narrative Lectionaries for Epiphany. Her themes are: Revelation in Community, A Child Shall Lead Them, The Wisdom of Praise, Practicing Discipleship. Hearing is Believing Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/ParablesStudyGuide3.pdf Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Parables , Hermeneutics , Exegesis , Study Source: The Christian Reflection Project This study of Mark 4:1-20, 26-34 helps interpret the seed parables used by Jesus in Mark’s Gospel, wonders why Mark presents Jesus’ instruction so sparingly; and discusses how we hear Jesus’ parables and share the gospel...