Rooted – Week 4
November 20, 2022

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Key Scriptures

Key Points

  • Christians are fruit-bearers.
  • Fruitless Christians are not in the Vine.
  • God sends us what we need to grow and produce.
  • He is patient with the nonbearing tree but a time comes when it will be cut down. 
  • Dead branches, nonbearing branches and fruit producing branches are pruned by the Vine Dresser. This is not punishment, but a means to grow more fruit.
  • Spiritual fruit is not that same as ministry success. 
  • The Word is the active ingredient of the fertilizer and the pruner.
  • Spiritual fruit are listed in Galatians 5:22-24.

Discussion Questions

  1. God prunes fruit-bearing branches to produce more fruit. How does this relate to your experience?
  2. What branches in your life need to be pruned?
  3. Which fruit are applied in relationship towards God?
  4. Which fruit are applied in relationship towards others?
  5. Are you growing during this sermon series? Share what God is doing in your life.