How Will People Respond to the Gospel?

  1. Have I responded with a Hard heart? (Matthew 13:19)
  2. How would I know?

    How to harden your heart:

    1. Don’t be Thankful.

    2. Don’t Believe it when you see God working.

    3. Don’t turn from Sinful choices.

    4. Don’t do what God clearly Commands

  3. Have responded with a Shallow heart? (Matthew 13:20-21)
  4. How would I know?
    Affliction / persecution

  5. Have responded with a Crowded heart? (Matthew 13:22)
  6. How would I know?
    Cares of the world / deceitfulness of riches

  7. Have responded with a Receptive heart? (Matthew 13:23)
  8. How would I know?

    • Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
    • Worship (Hebrews 13:15)
    • Winning Souls (Matthew 13:23)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Matthew 13:18-23

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.