The workings of grace in the heart in like manner, are utterly mysterious and unsearchable.

J.C. Ryle comments on “The Parable of the Seed Growing” in Mark 4:26-28 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the … More The workings of grace in the heart in like manner, are utterly mysterious and unsearchable.

Only one infallible mark of being a right-hearted hearer

But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold. Mark 4:20 J. C. Ryle on Mark 4:1-20 These verses contain the parable of the sower. Of all the parables spoken by our Lord, none is probably … More Only one infallible mark of being a right-hearted hearer

Grant us eyes to see

Kim Riddlebarger asks, “What, then, should we take with us from this section of Mark?” [Chapter 3:20-35] The very fact that so many different and diverse people witnessed the miracles of Jesus with their own eyes and yet did not understand his mission or understand who he was, should remind all of us that unless God … More Grant us eyes to see

April 8 Mark 3:1-19

April 8 Mark 3:1-19 (ESV) A Man with a Withered Hand 3:1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2 And they watched Jesus, [1] to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” 4 And he said … More April 8 Mark 3:1-19

April 7 Mark 2:18-28

April 7 Mark 2:18-28 (ESV) A Question About Fasting 18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 19 And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? … More April 7 Mark 2:18-28