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PAINFUL GROWTH

September 22, 2018 Speaker: Jesse Bradley Series: Abide & Respond

Passage: John 15:1-3

How is this good? (John 15:1-3)

  1. The loving Gardener
  2. The removal
  3. A deep security

Take Home

Embrace the fact that you can't fully develop on your own and trust the hand and heartof the One who refines.


Life Group Discussion Questions

  1. Why does God want us to grow and what role does He play? (John 15:1-3)
  2. When have you grown the most in your faith and was it during a trial? (James 1:2-4)
  3. How are you becoming more like Jesus? (Romans 8:28-30)
  4. What experience do you have with literal pruning and what have you learned from it? (Hebrews 12:1-3)
  5. How do you encourage people who are being refined? (Job 23:10)
  6. What was painful at the time but has produced great fruit in your life? (Malachi 3:3)

How can you humbly celebrate a deeper and greater obedience and trust in Jesus? (1 Samuel 2:26, Hebrews 6:1)

Pray for each other and for growth during this season.


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