The Root of it All
Passage: Luke 6:43–45
Click here for the sermon discussion questions or see them listed below. We highly encourage you to listen, think, and talk about the sermon. These are questions you can reflect on by yourself, with your family, or with your small group.
- Do you agree that whatever is inside a person (both good and bad) always spills out from our mouths and lives? In other words, is it possible for people to pretend they are a mango tree when they are actually a thornbush? Why or why not?
- Why are people so prone to blame other people or their external circumstances for their “bad fruit”? Would a person change if you were somehow able to remove everything they blame for their “bad fruit”? If so, how? Can you change someone through external means?
- How do tough situations and difficult relationships act as catalysts to reveal what’s inside each of our hearts? How does this change your perspective of tough situations and difficult relationships?
- Our sermon challenged us to look in a mirror. How does this week’s teaching help us to see ourselves more accurately? Based on your “fruit”, what kind of tree are you? If you see bad fruit coming out of you, can you change yourself? How can a Christian who bears “bad fruit” change?