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The article presents analysis of those fragments of Jesus’ ministry in the Gospel of Mark that were directed exclusively to the addresses referred to as „Discples” and/or the Twelve. The frames for these teachings are contained in the Parable of the Sower (Mk 4:11–20) and in the Mission Speech (Mk 16:15–17). The parable and its explanation, that may be called Jesus’ programme speech, assume their final and appropriate meanings when combined with the Mission Order. The Mission Order, on the other hand, interpreted in the light of explanation of the Parable of the Sower, takes into consideration variants of the Sower’s identity present in the Parable, circumstances of Gospel preaching and reactions to the conveyed contents.