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Mark Lesson 3: Jesus' Parables, Teaching, Preaching, Word

Free online Bible study course on the Gospel of MarkGospel of Mark Free Online Bible Study Course Lesson 3: Jesus' parables, teaching, preaching, instruction. We need to hear, believe, and obey the word of God.

by Gary Fisher

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Jesus Teaches in Parables

Quiz on Lesson 3

*1* What is a parable? Answer: A parable is a physical story with a application.

*2* What kind of soil did Jesus describe? (a) wayside soil, (b) stony soil, (c) thorny soil, (d) good soil, (e) all of these. Answer: .

*3* What does the seed represent? Answer: It represents the of God.

*4* What does the wayside soil represent? Answer: It represents people whose hearts are hardened, so that Satan takes the from their hearts.

*5* The rocky soil represents people who do well for a while, but then fall away because of what? a) hardened hearts, b) tribulation or persecution, c) too much Bible study, d) all the preceding. Answer .

*6* Is it possible for a person who has received the word to fall away (see also Galatians 5:4)? (yes or no) Answer: .

*7* In the thorny soil, the thorns represent what? a) hardened hearts, b) false doctrines, c) cares of the world and deceit of riches, d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*8* What was the principal characteristic of the good soil (v20)? Answer: It bore , some thirtyfold, some sixty, some a hundred.

*9* How does seed reproduce (see also Galatians 6:7)? Answer: Whatever a man sows, that is what he will .

*10* What causes people to become members of various different religious groups? Answer: They hear and accept the taught by those groups.

*11* What does the lamp in 4:21 represent? Answer: It represents the word of .

*12* When people do not study the Bible diligently enough, what will result? a) sin, b) false teaching, c) ignorance, d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*13* What part did the farmer play in the growth of the seed? Answer: He just planted the .

*14* Who decides whether or not a person who hears the word will believe and obey it? a) God decides for the person, b) the person who hears decides for himself, c) Satan decides, d) no one decides. Answer: .

*15* What is the lesson of the mustard seed parable? Answer: God's began small but would grow and become powerful.

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(c) Copyright 1999, Gary Fisher

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