LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being high) do you believe you are currently living a fruitful life? Why or Why Not
  2. Are you in agreement of what I offered as a basic definition of what it means to live a fruitful life as a follower of Christ?   What would you add to that basic definition?
  3. Of the four points I listed of what it takes to live a fruitful life, which ones are you currently doing in your life?  Which ones are you not?
  4. Do you have plan in place for your spiritual, personal, or “professional” growth?

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“Living a Fruitful Life”

John 15: 1 – 8


As a follower of Jesus Christ, what does it mean to live a fruitful life?

     • Who we become in Christ and What we accomplish  for Christ

I. General Scriptural Support:

     • Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 1: 21 – 22; Colossians 1:10; I Thessalonians 2:12

II. A Theology of Rewards

     • Romans 14:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5: 9 – 10; I Corinthians 3: 14-15; I Peter 1:17

     • Matthew 25 – parable of the talents; 5 Crowns

Let’s be clear:

     Salvation is about God’s work for us, Rewards are about our work for God.

     • Works do not affect our redemption, but works do affect our rewards.

     • Works don’t establish a relationship, but a relationship does establish works.

III. What It Takes To Live A Fruitful Life?

     1. It needs to be intentional

     2. It needs to have clear direction

     3. It needs to occur from the inside – out

     4. It needs to have a mindset of steward


What gift will you give God?

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Trustworthy Steward of God’s Resources/Living Surrendered