Passage: Jeremiah 17:5-14
I have had seasons in my spiritual life that felt more like this desert than a thriving forest. And maybe you have been there too, when it felt like, “God, I’m not sure where you are. I just don’t feel much. I still do the right things, I still look like a good Christian, I go to church, I try and pray, I read my Bible, I’m still tithing, I still invite people to church, and look at my life on the outside and everything is fine there too, I am doing well at my job, my family we have our struggles but we’re doing well; but on the inside, beneath the surface, it just doesn’t seem to be much there anymore. There isn’t a real fruitfulness on the inside.” I have a question I want us to answer today… At the most basic level, what does it take to be a fruitful Christian?
- Answer this question in your own words...At the most basic level, what does it take to be a fruitful Christian?
- Based on the sermon, would you describe yourself as a tree or as a shrub? Explain your answer.
- What is the location of your trust? Do you believe that you are blind to your blindness? Explain your answer.
- Explain a time that you have cried out to God. How did he respond to you?
- You need godly friends who will walk along beside you and say the hard but loving things to you. Do you believe that? Explain.