Mark’s Gospel: The Parable of Four Soils, Pt. 3 – Shallow Soil

Mark 4:3-20

There’s only one soil for the seed – the human ___________________ – but there are four different ______________________________ of that soil.

Last week: 1. ____________________ Soil

This week: 2. _________________ Soil

In the Shallow Soil, everything looks great on the _______________________ but underneath there is no ___________________ that can produce fruit.

Example from scripture: Ananias & Sapphira – Acts 5:1-11

A sign of the Shallow Soil is a ___________________________ understanding of what it means to follow Christ.

Luke 9:23-24

You don’t come to Jesus to make a better ______________________ of you – you come to Jesus to _____________ so that He can live through you.

Galatians 2:20

The root represents _________________ spiritual growth that happens in the heart through _________________________ with Christ over time.

Ephesians 3:16-19

The quick, apparent growth of this soil is, in reality, merely superficial and ___________________ to endure the _____________________ of following Jesus.

Enduring “on account of the Word”:

  • T___________________________ – Obedience is costly. Romans 12:1-2
  • P_________________________ – Hebrews 10:32-39

James 1:2-4

How does the testing of your faith produce endurance?

R_________________________ + R__________________________ = Endurance

2 Corinthians 4:16-17

The Parable of the Soils demands an honest ___________________________________ of every believer.