Pastor Ron Roddey
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Mark Chapter 4 & 2nd Corinthians Chapter 11
4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered
unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in
the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
4:2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in
4:3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4:4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the
fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and
immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
4:6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no
root, it withered away.
4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it,
and it yielded no fruit.
4:8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up
and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some
4:9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
4:10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve
asked of him the parable.
4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of
the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are
done in parables:
4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may
hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and
their sins should be forgiven them.
4:13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will
ye know all parables?
4:14 The sower soweth the word.
4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but
when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word
that was sown in their hearts.
4:16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who,
when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time:
afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake,
immediately they are offended.
4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the
4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and
the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh
4:20 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.
4:21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a
bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither
was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
4:23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye
mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be
4:25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from
him shall be taken even that which he hath.
4:26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed
into the ground;
4:27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should
spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
4:28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade,
then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the
sickle, because the harvest is come.
4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with
what comparison shall we compare it?
4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the
earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
4:32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all
herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may
lodge under the shadow of it.
4:33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they
were able to hear it.
4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were
alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let
us pass over unto the other side.
4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he
was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the
ship, so that it was now full.
4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and
they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we
4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace,
be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye
have no faith?
4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner
of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
11:1 Would to God ye could bear with me a
little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused
you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through
his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that
is in Christ.
11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not
preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received,
or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with
11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
11:6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have
been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
11:7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be
exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
11:8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no
man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from
Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being
burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this
boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11:11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from
them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found
even as we.
11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming
themselves into the apostles of Christ.
11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of
11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be
transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be
according to their works.
11:16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a
fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
11:17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were
foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
11:18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
11:19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.
11:20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour
you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on
11:21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak.
Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
11:22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they
the seed of Abraham? so am I.
11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in
labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more
frequent, in deaths oft.
11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I
suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
11:26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers,
in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in
the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils
among false brethren;
11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and
thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me
daily, the care of all the churches.
11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern
11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for
evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
11:32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of
the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and
escaped his hands.