Subscribe and Get Sermons and Live Streams by John MacArthur DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! Add To Cart Add To Cart. First Case: THE WAYSIDE. Written by John MacArthur Mark 4:26-29 The kingdom of God likened to the seed which groweth imperceptibly, Mark 4:30-34 and to a grain of mustard seed. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful?--There is a natural apprehension under danger; but there was unbelief in their fear. 19. The fact that they can nest on the plant emphasizes its substantial size/growth, Represent Gentiles/nations who come into and contribute to the growth of the Kingdom of God, Represent evil forces that come into the Kingdom of God, infiltrating the Church. Bringing the same expositional skill and down-to-earth style to this one-volume commentary as he has to his best-selling multivolume New Testament set, John MacArthur offers a non-technical passage-by-passage examination of the whole Bible. The sower soweth the word--or, as in Luke ( Luke 8:11 ), "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God." And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 33. 5. Mark 4:35. 14:24; Amos 4:1ff. MacArthur notes he can enjoy rest wherever he is because he rests in the lord. It takes great faith to trust the sleeping Jesus, to know that He cares and works for us even when it does not seem like it. Jesus power and authority over death (Mark 5:21-24, 35-43). Mark 4:10-13 Why Christ taught in parables. These commentaries from respected Bible scholar and preacher John MacArthur give a verse-by-verse analysis in context and provide points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways. It is true that in the parable of the tares it is said, "He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man," as "He that soweth the tares is the devil" ( Matthew 13:37 Matthew 13:38 ). And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit, &c.--The goodness of this last soil consists in its qualities being precisely the reverse of the other three soils: from its softness and tenderness, receiving and cherishing the seed; from its depth, allowing it to take firm root, and not quickly losing its moisture; and from its cleanness, giving its whole vigor and sap to the plant. The saving news of what God is doing in Jesus to restore the world impacts human hearts with very different results. The 25th installment to the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series, which has been praised for its accessibility to lay leaders, this commentary on John 1-11 introduces you to the most unique of the four Gospels.. Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. First Reading. He taught them many things by parables — After the usual manner of the eastern nations, to make his instructions more agreeable to them, and to impress them the more upon attentive hearers. [rt after burning bush & promise “I will certainly be with you” 3:12], In Ex.33 God’s presence was all that mattered to him. JOHN LIGHTFOOT Commentary on the Gospel of Mark. The thing intended is, not ground with stones in it which would not prevent the roots striking downward, but ground where a quite thin surface of earth covers a rock. Product Description. The evil here is neither a hard nor a shallow soil--there is softness enough, and depth enough; but it is the existence in it of what draws all the moisture and richness of the soil away to itself, and so starves the plant. Luke has it, "Lord, save us, we perish." Why You Should Be Ashamed - John MacArthur (Mark 8:38-9:1) [CC] - Duration: 52:04. The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Mark MacArthur—son of prominent author and pastor, John MacArthur, and a board member of his father’s radio ministry, Grace To You— with defrauding clients in a $16 million investment scheme. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground, &c.--"Immediately" the seed in such a case "springs up"--all the quicker from the shallowness of the soil--"because it has no depth of earth." ( mark 4:4 mark 4:15 ). What. By his thus instructing them, they were made able to instruct others; as candles are lighted, not to be covered, but to be placed on … Such disappointing issues of a faithful and awakening ministry--alas, how frequent are they! But Matthew ( Matthew 13:34 ) says, "All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables"; and as Mark records only some of the parables which Matthew gives, we are warranted to infer that the "many such parables" alluded to here mean no more than the full complement of them which we find in Matthew. “On that day.” The phrase is so brief the reader could almost ignore it. And he arose, and rebuked the wind--"and the raging of the water" ( Luke 8:24 ). The MacArthur New Testament Commentary is now complete—thirty-three volumes that take you through the whole New Testament, detail by detail, verse by verse. They are open to His message (Mark 4:23), absorbing all they can get (Mark 4:24–25). 36. A crowning achievement from one of America's leading Bible teachers! For some it still is! It boggles the mind that MacArthur was capable of saying such a thing in the course of a sermon in which he rejected Mark 16:9-20, because in those thousands of copies of the Vulgate, and in those dozens of copies of the Peshitta, Mark 16:9-20 is in the text. Lord Jesus, don’t you care that my husband has died? Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Study the bible online using commentary on Mark 4 and more! Mark 4:35-41 Christ stilleth a tempest by his word. 7. Text Commentaries by John MacArthur John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB ... Mark (No. ) The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted ministry leaders and Bible scholars of our day. (1-4) The arrest of Peter and John. Each volume was written to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, dealing thoroughly with every key phrase and word in the Scripture without being unnecessarily technical. ( mark 4:7 mark 4:18 mark 4:19). THE CONTEXT Jesus' role as teacher is important in this Gospel. 52:04. Widely known for his thorough, candid approach to teaching God’s Word, John MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker, and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community … Commentary on 16 New Testament books, from Matthew to 2 Timothy. The man who sows and does not know how the crop grows, but he harvests it. Such "bring forth fruit with patience" ( Mark 4:15 ), or continuance, "enduring to the end"; in contrast with those in whom the word is "choked" and brings no fruit to perfection. shall more be given. 7. John MacArthur (December-04-2019) Sermon: Calming the Storm, Part 1 (Mark 4:35-41) (Arabic). What means this? and said unto the sea, Peace, be still--two sublime words of command, from a Master to His servants, the elements. But these are only the great unseen parties, struggling in this world for the possession of man. Veiled under some real fact in our Lord's life on earth, lie all the revelations of His will in faith and doctrine concerning His Church and His children throughout the ages; so I seem to trace the spiritual teaching of Advent under the … Gospel Tracks 23,614 views. ( mark 4:8 mark 4:20 ). 35. Every situation? Mark 1-8 MacArthur New Testament Commentary. Lord Jesus, don’t you care that I have no money? But the sun, beating on it, as quickly scorches and withers it up, "because it has no root" ( Mark 4:6 ), and "lacks moisture" ( Luke 8:6 ). Lord Jesus, don’t you care that I feel so alone? This is the sense of "the earth bringing forth fruit of herself," in Mark 4:27 . Mark is the only book in the Bible that announces itself as a “gospel” (Mark 1:1), the good news about Jesus, a verse read 5 weeks ago on the second Sunday of Advent. All rights reserved. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship--that is, without any preparation, and without so much as leaving the vessel, out of which He had been all day teaching. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Faith dispels fear, but only in proportion to its strength. 4. Mark MacArthur, a son of Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in California, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission along with a wealth management company he founded with defrauding their advisory clients. As a "hundredfold," though not unexampled ( Genesis 26:12 ), sis a rare return in the natural husbandry, so the highest degrees of spiritual fruitfulness are too seldom witnessed. (Luk 1-24) Bible Introductions - … (Mar 1-16) Bible Introductions - Luke (No. ) These declarations were intended to call the attention of the disciples to the word of Christ... View the entire commentary Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the wayside--by the side of the hard path through the field, where the soil was not broken up. and the waves beat into the ship--kept beating or pitching on the ship. Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow--What means this? Mark 4:4. - A financial storm? Now follow the cases. he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side--to the east side of the lake, to grapple with a desperate case of possession, and set the captive free, and to give the Gadarenes an opportunity of hearing the message of salvation, amid the wonder which that marvellous cure was fitted to awaken and the awe which the subsequent events could not but strike into them. how is it that ye have no faith?--next to none, or none in present exercise. 2. Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ‘And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country (patris ’autou as in Mark 6:1) and among his own kin and in his own house.”. In Matthew ( Matthew 8:26 ) it is, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?" Third Case: THE THORNY GROUND. Jesus’ parable of the sower in Mark 4:1–9, with his expla­nation of it in Mark 4:13–20, centers on “the word”—in Mark, the message of the gos­pel (note Mark 1:1, 14–15). Mark 9-16 MacArthur New Testament Commentary (MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series Book 6) - Kindle edition by MacArthur, John. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary is now complete—thirty-three volumes that take you through the whole New Testament, detail by detail, verse by verse. He didn’t promise an easy trip, but He did guarantee arrival at their destination. 16. Lord Jesus, don’t you care that my marriage is falling apart? Chapter 4 opens with a series of parables (the sower, the lamp and the bushel basket, the growing seed, and the mustard seed). Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Mark 1-8 MacArthur New Testament Commentary (MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series) Hardcover – April 1, 2015 by John MacArthur (Author) 4.9 out of 5 stars 57 ratings As in the parables which we have endeavored to explain in Matthew 13:1-58 , we shall take this parable and the Lord's own exposition of the different parts of it together. And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching - Was teaching is the imperfect tense picturing this as His ongoing activity. Mark 4:1-34 contains 4 parables and is the longest teaching section in the Gospel of Mark. The ‘man’ of verse 26 can be understood as either Jesus in His lifetime, or Jesus through His servants, after the ascension and … But, lo, in this very boat of ours is One of our own flesh and blood, who with His word of command hath done the same! A lack of concern in this area can be eternally devastating! 3. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series continues to be one of today’s top-selling commentary series. 28. And He was saying, ‘The kingdom of God is like a man you casts his seed upon the soil.’ (Mark 4:26) First, we are to sow the seed of God’s word. In Luke ( Luke 8:24 ) this is doubled--in token of their life-and-death earnestness--"Master, Master." Mark 4:4 as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word. ", 23. By: John MacArthur. 34. A parable signifies not only a simile or comparison, and sometimes a proverb, but any kind of instructive speech, wherein spiritual things are explained and illustrated by natural, Proverbs 1:6. when the even was been the earlier evening--what we should call the afternoon--since after all that passed on the other side, when He returned to the west side, the people were waiting for Him in great numbers ( 4:21 , Luke 8:40 ). 4:19-20 The woman “comes to the light” (although she would prefer to divert attention from her personal life). Commentaries for Mark Chapter 4 The parable of the sower. This beautiful parable is peculiar to Mark. 4:35-5:20'. 1,2. Matthew 4 – The Temptation of Jesus and His First Galilean Ministry A. Jesus is tempted in the wilderness. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred--A heart soft and tender, stirred to its depths on the great things of eternity, and jealously guarded from worldly engrossments, such only is the "honest and good heart" ( Luke 8:15 ), which "keeps," that is, "retains" the seed of the word, and bears fruit just in proportion as it is such a heart. In the order of the original Greek, the text would read “and he continued to speak to them on that … Continue reading "Commentary on Mark 4:35-41" Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. There is no word in Mark about the birth or youth of Jesus. Sermon Bible Commentary. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth--"the rocky ground"; in Matthew ( Matthew 13:5 ), "the rocky places"; in Luke ( Luke 8:6 ), "the rock." John MacArthur. Mark 4:1-34 . Moody Publishers / 2015 / ePub. THE SOWER, THE SEED, AND THE SOIL. ( = Matthew 13:1-23 Matthew 13:31 Matthew 13:32 Luke 8:4-18 ). It almost appears as if a ghostwriter (i.e., another author) wrote the commentary for Romans 4:5 in MacArthur's Revised and Updated "Study Bible," because it is accurate for a change: "If salvation were on the basis of one's own effort, God would owe salvation as a debt—but salvation is always a sovereignly given gift of God's grace (3:24; Eph, 2:8,9) to those who believe." Here the idea seems to be this--"I have privately expounded to you these great truths, but only that ye may proclaim them publicly; and if ye will not, others will. To the other side, He didn’t say, “to the middle of the lake to be drowned!”. carest thou not that we perish?--Unbelief and fear made them sadly forget their place, to speak so. For there is nothing hid which shall not be manifested, but the connection there and here is slightly different. You can find the best commentary on Mark for you using the tools on the right side. He told people to love their enemies. And the same day--on which He spoke the memorable parables of the preceding section, and of the thirteenth chapter. Mark 1-8 begins The MacArthur New Testament Commentary's look at the second of the four gospels. But the word of command was given to both elements at once. Resources » Commentaries » Mark » Chapter 4 » exegesis. Editorial Portavoz / 2016 / Hardcover. 2 Kin. NET Mark 4:4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. And he said unto them, Is a candle--or "lamp" brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? asleep on a pillow--either a place in the vessel made to receive the head, or a cushion for the head to rest on. 24. We are here because we are motivated by Scripture. Second Case: THE STONY or rather, ROCKY GROUND. A professional storm? And when He had fasted … What now are these "thorns?". These "choke" or "smother" the word; drawing off so much of one's attention, absorbing so much of one's interest, and using up so much of one's time, that only the dregs of these remain for spiritual things, and a ragged, hurried, and heartless formalism is at length all the religion of such persons. "The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea!" A household storm? A marriage storm? The parable of sower only appears in John. Mark 9-16 MacArthur New Testament Commentary - eBook. This is a great way to read Andrew’s notes on a mobile device or computer. The commentary takes you deep into each passage, verse by verse—sometimes word by word. $19.99 Retail: $28.99 Save 31% ($9.00) 5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews. After this parable is recorded the Evangelist says: 10. and how then will ye know all parables?--Probably this was said not so much in the spirit of rebuke, as to call their attention to the exposition of it which He was about to give, and so train them to the right apprehension of His future parables. And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it--Had this been said in the corresponding passage of Matthew, we should have concluded that what that Evangelist recorded was but a specimen of other parables spoken on the same occasion. Proud member ” (Mark 4:38) When we think Jesus doesn’t care about us, it shows we have no faith, because we don’t believe the truth about Jesus. And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve--probably those who followed Him most closely and were firmest in discipleship, next to the Twelve. Each of these has his agents among men themselves; and Christ's agents in the sowing of the good seed are the preachers of the word. Subscribe and Get Sermons and Live Streams by John MacArthur DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! It boggles the mind that MacArthur was capable of saying such a thing in the course of a sermon in which he rejected Mark 16:9-20, because in those thousands of copies of the Vulgate, and in those dozens of copies of the Peshitta, Mark 16:9-20 is in the text. 9. 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Exhausted with the fatigues of the day, He was but a moment ago in a deep sleep, undisturbed by the howling tempest, and we had to waken Him with the cry of our terror; but rising at our call, His majesty was felt by the raging elements, for they were instantly hushed--"WHAT MANNER OF MAN IS THIS?". Ironically, John MacArthur presented this false teaching during a Question & Answer forum at his church titled Unleashing God's Truth One Verse at a Time. and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land--crowded on the seashore to listen to Him. Lord Jesus, don’t you care that my friends have deserted me? $18.99; $18.99; Publisher Description "The gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." It should be, "so that the ship was getting covered by the waves." And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit --This case is that of ground not thoroughly cleaned of the thistles, &c.; which, rising above the good seed, "choke" or "smother" it, excluding light and air, and drawing away the moisture and richness of the soil. THE CONTEXT Jesus' role as teacher is important in this Gospel. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water's edge. 25. 41. But when the fruit is brought forth--to maturity immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come--This charmingly points to the transition from the earthly to the heavenly condition of the Christian and the Church. There are many things we are concerned to know; and if we understand not the plain truths of the gospel, how shall we learn those more difficult! Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Mark 9-16 MacArthur New Testament Commentary (MacArthur New Testament Commentary … The closing words of this introductory parable seem designed to call attention to the fundamental and universal character of it. Context: After God was so mad w/golden calf event, He finally said, “Depart & go up from here...& I’ll send My Angel before you(33:1,2). It’s like having a Bible teacher sitting next to you as you study Scripture. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Mark 4:35-41 EXEGESIS: MARK 4-8. When those accustomed to fish upon that deep thus spake, the danger must have been imminent. And he was in the hinder part of the ship--or stern. Acts 4 – Peter and John Face the Sanhedrin A. Peter preaches to the Jewish leaders. and not to be set on a candlestick?--"that they which enter in may see the light" ( Luke 8:16 ). Lord Jesus, don’t you care that I lost my job. To such sudden squalls the Sea of Galilee is very liable from its position, in a deep basin, skirted on the east by lofty mountain ranges, while on the west the hills are intersected by narrow gorges through which the wind sweeps across the lake, and raises its waters with great rapidity into a storm. He spoke of walking the second mile; succeeding through serving and denying self. ( mark 4:5 mark 4:16 ). Speaking to the disciples, Jesus explains Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/19/20. 18. ), preparing them for Jonah’s judgment message. The Next Event on God’s Prophetic Timetable, Part 1 - … 20. 11, 12. Commentaries on Mark. The commentary provides a verse-by-verse and phrase-by-phrase exposition of the text, taking into account the cultural, theological, and Old Testament contexts of each passage as MacArthur explores the book's central theme---proving Jesus' divine role as Christ. Thus, as in all the cases about to be described, the sower is the same, and the seed is the same; while the result is entirely different, the whole difference must lie in the soils, which mean the different states of the human heart. In Ex.3 God’s presence wasn’t enough for Moses, he needed the dramatic & spectacular. And he began again to teach by the seaside: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude--or, according to another well-supported reading, "a mighty" or "immense multitude." Jesus power and authority over demons (Mark 5:1-20). “This mountain” is a reference to Mount Gerazim, where the Samaritan shrine was located. 29. Mark 4, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Fourth Case: THE GOOD GROUND. We are probably concerned about our own as well as those close to us. And these are they by the wayside, where the word is sown; but, when they have heard, &c.--or, more fully ( Matthew 13:19 ), "When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart." 14. Mark 4:14-20 The exposition of the parable. I was given this great reference by a great evangelist and preacher named Herman Gauthier. 38. The "thirtyfold" is designed to express the lowest degree of fruitfulness; the "hundredfold" the highest; and the "sixtyfold" the intermediate degrees of fruitfulness. A business storm? This parable contained instruction so important, that all capable of hearing were bound to attend to it... View the entire commentary. Of how many hearers of the word is this the graphic but painful history! Parable of the Seed Growing We Know not How ( Mark 4:26-29 ). Its design is to teach the Imperceptible Growth of the word sown in the heart, from its earliest stage of development to the ripest fruits of practical righteousness. I really enjoy the John MacArthur Study Bible by Word Publishing. What a vivid picture is this of the mournful condition of many, especially in great commercial countries, who once promised much fruit! Lord Jesus, don’t you care that my child is sick? The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series continues to be one of today’s top-selling commentary series. 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