Sermon Discussion Questions - The Fruitful Life II (John 15:12-17)

Oct 28, 2019

Welcome to Turning Point Church of Galveston, where we delve into the depth of God's word to find meaning and guidance for our lives. In this sermon discussion, we will explore the profound scripture from John 15:12-17, focusing on 'The Fruitful Life II'. Join us as we dive into the teachings of Jesus and discover the essence of living a fruitful life in our faith journey.

Inspiration and Guidance from John 15:12-17

John 15:12-17 is a passage that offers invaluable insights into the relationship between God, Jesus, and His followers. It emphasizes the power of love, obedience, and friendship within the Christian community. Let's explore this scripture together and uncover the key principles that can help us live a life filled with purpose and fruitfulness.

The Power of Love and Obedience

One of the central messages in John 15:12-17 is the commandment to love one another as Jesus has loved us. Jesus sets the bar high, teaching us that true love is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional. As followers of Christ, we are called to extend this love to everyone we interact with, creating a community characterized by genuine care and compassion.

Obedience to God's commandments is another crucial aspect highlighted by Jesus. By obeying His teachings, we align ourselves with His divine will and experience the abundant life He promises. When we prioritize loving others and living in obedience, we lay the foundation for a fruitful life in both our relationships with others and our spiritual journey.

Discussion Questions

  1. What does it mean to love one another as Jesus has loved us?
  2. Why is obedience important in living a fruitful life?
  3. How can we practically demonstrate love in our day-to-day interactions?
  4. What are some challenges we may face in obeying God's commandments?
  5. Share an experience where you witnessed or experienced the power of love and obedience.

Cultivating Fruitful Friendships

Jesus emphasizes the significance of friendship in John 15:12-17. He calls His disciples friends and reveals that He chose them, not the other way around. This profound truth sheds light on the depth of relationship God desires to have with us. Friendships rooted in faith provide encouragement, accountability, and spiritual growth.

Building and cultivating friendships within the Christian community is vital to living a fruitful life. Surrounding ourselves with fellow believers who share the same values and beliefs creates an environment conducive to spiritual maturity and support. Together, we can navigate life's challenges and inspire one another to grow in our relationship with God.

Discussion Questions

  1. What does it mean to be a friend of Jesus?
  2. How can we foster genuine and meaningful friendships within our faith community?
  3. Why is it important to have friends who share our faith and values?
  4. How do friendships within the Christian community contribute to our spiritual growth?
  5. Share a story of how a friendship positively impacted your faith journey.

Living a Fruitful Life in Faith

Living a fruitful life goes beyond personal fulfillment; it encompasses our impact on others and our faith community. The fruits of the Spirit, as described in Galatians 5:22-23, provide a framework for understanding what a fruitful life looks like. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are qualities that reflect a vibrant and flourishing faith.

As disciples of Christ, we are called to bear these fruits in our lives and allow them to influence our interactions with others. Through their display, we become a beacon of hope and draw others to experience the abundant life found in a relationship with Jesus.

Discussion Questions

  1. Which fruit of the Spirit resonates with you the most and why?
  2. How can we cultivate and nurture these fruits in our daily lives?
  3. What challenges may hinder us from displaying these qualities consistently?
  4. How do these fruits impact our relationships within the faith community and beyond?
  5. Share an example of how you witnessed or experienced the fruits of the Spirit in action.

Join us at Turning Point Church of Galveston as we dive deeper into 'The Fruitful Life II' and explore these discussion questions together. Let's grow in our faith, love one another, and bear the fruits that glorify God in all aspects of our lives.

Remember, living a fruitful life is not a solitary endeavor but a shared journey within our faith community!

Randy Barton
This sermon really opened my eyes to the importance of living a fruitful life 🍇🙏🌱
Nov 8, 2023