Date: September 6, 2020
Bible Text: Luke 8:4-8 | Garrett McCord
Series: Pray Like This
Growth Group Discussion Questions
1. What stood out to you from the sermon?
2. Do you think our culture has a tendency of “easy believism”? Why or why not?
a. Read Mark 12:28-31. Why can’t easy believism work?
3. Can you think of Biblical characters who seem to be examples of the different
a. We see many people in Scripture have moments of indiscretion. For
example, David with Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11 (pleasures of life) and
Peter denying Jesus is Luke 22 (time of testing). David and Peter are
obviously great men of faith (good soil). What distinguishes them from
the ones on the path, rocks, and thorns?
4. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 5:22-26, and James 2:14-26. What should
happen when the gospel takes hold of us?
a. What does bearing fruit look like?
b. As believers, what does it look like for us to continue to examine
ourselves to watch out for rocks (time of testing), thorns (cares, riches,
and pleasures of life), etc.?
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