Welcome to the Weekly Digest!
We will return to our Ephesians series next week. Read Ephesians 5:1-21 in preparation for next week's teaching.
* A quick note on journaling: the most important step to forming this discipline in your life is to write anything and write often. Journaling is an incredible way to slow down, digest the content of a text, let your brain internalize thoughts that may come up, and keep a record for future reflection on what God was speaking to you during your reading. Journaling can take many forms such as written prayers, bullet points, stream of consciousness, or even poetry. Try some different methods and find the one that works best for you.
Journal Prompts / Discussion Questions from Today's Teaching
Why does Jesus use the metaphor of the vine and branches in John chapter 15? What did this
mean to the Jewish people and what does this mean to all people?
Why does the Father prune branches that are fruitful?
What fruit is Jesus referring to in this chapter and how are you struggling with that fruit?
Contextually what is Jesus saying should be pruned away from our lives? How have you
experienced this struggle in your life recently?
In your own words define what it means to be in Union with Christ?
What come first obedience or joy in the Lord? Explain?
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