1. Galatians 5:19-21 outlines a list of behaviors visible on a person’s “tree.” Sexual immorality, idolatry, hatred, jealousy, selfish ambition, dissension, envy, and drunkenness are a few of the fruits the world produces. While ideally, we are no longer producing these fruits, maybe they've fallen off our tree and haven't withered away yet. Which of these fruits is more likely to be found near your tree trunk? What are some ways God is trying to help rid you of this behavior for good?
2. Galatians 5:22-23 shows us what the fruit of the Spirit is. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are all attributes of the fruit. These aren't 9 separate fruits with one attribute each, but one fruit with 9 different attributes (think about how oranges are round, small, orange, sweet, etc.) What are some ways God is helping you mature in one of these areas?
3. The fruit God gives comes with seeds, meaning that each fruit should produce more of its kind. A responsibility of a mature Christian is to disciple others in their faith walk. If you consider yourself a mature Christian, how much intentional time do you spend discipling others? What does that time look like? If you don’t consider yourself a mature Christian, how much intentional time do you spend getting discipled? What does that time look like?