The two circles in the diagram below represent two kinds of lives: the self-directed life, and the Christ-directed life.
The one on the left illustrates a life with self in control, and depicts a stressful, chaotic life.
The circle on the right represents a life with Jesus Christ in control, balanced and orderly, with a potential for rich, productive experiences.
Which circle best represents you?
Which circle would you like to have represent your life?
Meditate on each question in this lesson as well as on the answer. Make this a personal appraisal of your spiritual condition.
Read the parable of the sower in Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:3-20, and Luke 8:4-15.
To what does the seed refer? (Mark 4:4)
What are the four kinds of soil refered to in Matthew 13:4-8?
Compare verses 5 and 6 with 20 and 21.
Compare verse 7 with 22.
Compare verse 8 with 23.
Adapted from The 10 Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity, by Bill Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ. © Cru. All rights reserved.
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