Marked as Disciples: How the Kingdom Grows

Preached on February 28, 2016
By Dr. Don L. Pahl

Mark 4: 21-34 – part of the Marked As Disciples sermon series.

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Why did Jesus teach in parables?

  • To reveal…
  • To conceal…

1. Proclaim Jesus, God’s Kingdom message; don’t hide him!

2. Sow the seed; let God control Kingdom growth.

3. Marvel at the small beginning, yet exponential growth of God’s Kingdom!

  • God promised everlasting Kingdom in the Old Testament.
  • God’s Kingdom-present in Jesus.
  • God’s Kingdom principles-norm for believers today.
  • God’s Kingdom “light” – first manifest at Jesus’ resurrection.
  • Fullness of God’s Kingdom – Jesus’ 2nd coming, ushering in ultimate, final reign.

Jesus’ Parables tell of the extensive expansion and the intensive transformation of God’s Kingdom.

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