January 4 – Mark 4
LOOK: Jesus is teaching the crowds in parables and then explaining further to the disciples. “This is what the kingdom of God is like” is how Christ starts these teachings using everyday things like seeds, lamps and harvests. Jesus then calms a storm and saves the lives of the men on His boat. They ask this question, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
LISTEN: I see Jesus clearly teaching about true following and false following. Why is it that we always think we are the “good soil” in that parable? We should check ourselves and see if we are producing a crop or withering inside.
LEARN: We should all answer the question for ourselves that the disciples asked, “Who is this…Jesus?” Do we have a proper concept of Jesus or a small view of who He is?