I. Cold or calloused heart.
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)
II. Casual or compromising heart.
“Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the Word, but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things, come in and choke the Word, making it unfruitful.” (Mark 4:18-19)
III. Crowded or cramped heart.