Explanation Sown on path Does not understand Satan steals understanding Rocky ground Believer who doesn’t withstand hardship
Explanation Sown among thorns Believer distracted by the world and wealth Sown on good soil Believer who hears, understands, and bears fruit in abundance
Bear fruit Galatians 5:22 the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Bear fruit Colossians 1:9-12 For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him,
Bear fruit Colossians 1:9-12 as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.
Good work Ephesians 2:10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
Good work 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
Good work James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
The point Life in the kingdom of God is shaped by scripture in order to make a difference in the lives of others.
Alternatives Insurance Christianity Believe without understanding Believe to survive eternity Believe without fruit Fire and brimstone gospel Sown on path
Alternatives Gold Digger Christianity Believe while things go my way What’s in it for me? Health and wealth gospel Sown on rocky path
Alternatives Part-time Christianity Believe when convenient Fit God into my schedule More committed elsewhere No-pressure Gospel Sown among thorns
Alternatives Transformed-life Christianity Bear fruit/good works Dedicated to scripture Caring for others Living like Jesus Sown on good soil
Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.