1. Have you ever read or heard this passage of God’s Word before? If so, did anything stand out to you that hasn’t before? What was your big “take away” from learning about this passage of Scripture?
2. Be honest with yourself: Which soil do you identify with most? Why is that? If you don’t identify with the good soil what can you do to respond to God’s Word better? Who could you have help you and keep you accountable to that?
3. You probably know individuals who respond to God’s Word like each of these 4 soils. The point of Jesus’ teaching is not to judge others for being bad soil, but rather to encourage His listeners to respond to Him well, and to help others do the same. List off individuals, who you know personally, who would fall into all 4 of these categories, and practical ways how you can encourage them to respond to God as the good soil does in this parable.