Tasting a Sample: Learning Where We Fit in the Story

Artwork for Searching the Scriptures: Find the Nourishment Your Soul Needs

We have been learning how to study the Bible for ourselves, through observation, interpretation, correlation, and then application. We observe what a passage says, interpret what it means, correlate what it says elsewhere about the same subject, and then ultimately we apply it.

Now, let’s put the process to work through observing the “Parable of the Soils” recorded in Mark 4:1–20. This parable is particularly helpful to practice Bible study methods because Jesus Himself interprets it for us.