Tree of Life
What is one practical example of what it means to eat from the tree of life? How is it different from eating from the false tree of life?
Compare John 15:5-13J with Matthew 7:15-20 A Tree and Its Fruit 15“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20So then, you will know them by their fruits. How does the true vine give life? How do we recognise a false tree of life?
What are some examples of good fruit and bad fruit (see Galatians 5:16-25Galatians 5:16-25)?
When Jesus talks about what his death will accomplish, he talks about a seed going into the ground before it bears fruit (see John 12:23-26). What could it look like to live in the ways of Jesus and bear the fruit of life?
Take time to discuss other themes, questions, or key takeaways from what you learned together.