Created on Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:34
“This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.” —Mark 4:25-27
Jesus frequently taught people with very simple word pictures and stories. Seeds are planted. They sprout and grow. It’s a mystery how something so small and fragile grows, but it does! God’s kingdom is like that, too.
“Grow Deep” is a way to sow seed. This booklet lays out a daily plan of Bible readings from the Gospel of Mark. They are seeds of God’s Word that He will grow in you.
Mark is 16 short chapters. You could read it in an afternoon. This reading plan, however, is designed to plant a few daily seeds into your thoughts. You’ll be surrounded by a garden of material drawn from the work and teachings of Jesus. We’ve divided Mark into six weeks of readings designed to align with the season of Lent. There’s even rest on Sundays (another growth activity). Whether it’s the first time you’re reading the Gospel of Mark or you’re revisiting familiar territory, expect your relationship with Jesus to grow deeper through this process.
You don’t have to be a scholar to grow deep. We’re all unique, and each of us is growing at a different rate and depth. It’s God’s promise to produce the growth. Jesus teaches us not to be uptight about “how.” His work is mysterious that way. We’re convinced you’ll meet Jesus and grow deep with Him when you consistently read and reflect on the Bible.
May God bless you as you Grow Deep in His word!
The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens
Pastors Joel Christiansen, Brian King, and Bill Geis
Click here for the reading plan.