Mark’s Gospel: The Parable of Four Soils, Pt. 5 – The Good Soil

Mark 4:8, 20; Matthew 13:23; Luke 8:15

 There is actually only one soil – the ________________ _______________ – but there are four conditions of that soil:

  1. H____________________ Soil
  2. S___________________ Soil
  3. C_____________________ Soil
  4. G_______________ Soil

There is one major difference between the “good soil” and all the others – it yielded __________________!

A major factor of the fruit that Jesus says is the result of this beautiful soil is ___________________________________.

 What is the fruit that the Good Soil produces?

Ephesians 4:13-16 

____________________ is the fruit that the Word of God produces when it matures.

 John 13:34-35

Love = “a sovereign ____________________________ for another that transfigures everything.” (Oswald Chambers)

 Philippians 2:3-9

Love is, at its core, a preference for the ________________-__________________ of another even at the ___________________ of your own.

Proverbs 21:3

 R___________________________ and j_______________________ always go together. To attempt one without the other is to ______________________________ neither.

James 1:27

 Matthew 25:31-46

 The sheep are not saved because they performed good works; the works are the ___________________ that they are saved.

 John 14:15

 We are more interested in what we know and what we do; Jesus is far more concerned about who we are ______________________________!

Matthew 7:21-23

Matthew 5:43-48

To practice genuine love in its purest form requires loving our ____________________ just as much as we love our _________________________.

Romans 5:8-10 

The Parable of the Soils demands rigorous and serious ______________-____________________________ to be sure we are in the faith.