Friday, June 18, 2010

Living a Fruitful Life (John 15)

If you could only eat one kind of fruit for the rest of your life, what would you choose? Why?

What do you think it means to live a "fruitful life"?

As a group, read John 15:1-2. What do you think Jesus means when he talks about "fruit"?

Have different people read the following passages about fruit and then use the questions below to discuss them:
  • Matthew 3:7-10
  • Mark 4:13-20
  • Galatians 5:16-23
  • Hebrews 12:7-11
  • What is the primary instruction in this passage?
  • Is there a warning in this passage?
  • What synonyms could you use to replace the word "fruit" in this passage?
Have everyone in the group give an example of what "good fruit" would be in their lives? Discuss what "bad fruit" might look like.

What steps should people take in order to see good fruit developed in their lives? What kind of activities might be harmful to developing good fruit?

What is one fruit you'd like to develop in your own life? What one or two things can you do this week to help develop that fruit?

How can this group pray for you and help you as you develop fruit?

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