“The Kingdom Will Prevail”

Mike Bowling preached this slow church sermon on Mark 4:24-34

I’ve never quite known what to make of Mark 4: 24-25: 24And he said to them,  ‘Pay attention to what you hear; the measure you give will be the  measure you get, and still more will be given you. 25For to those who have, more will be given; and from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.’

It never occurred me that Jesus is contrasting this popular wisdom (“what you hear”) — which basically amounts to “the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor” — with the parables in the verses that follow.  The popular wisdom will not remain true; God is at work transforming creation, but the transformation is a slow one that starts with the tiniest of seeds and grows outward from there, from the grassroots, as it were… hear more

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