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Make a Tree Good - Identity & Value
Read: Mt. 12:33 from a couple of different translations.
Lead Question for each section:
What stood out to you from the video segment? Any favorite quotes? Anything confuse you?
Section 1 - HCSKL 2011 Day 1 - (42:28 to 47:43)
43:00 - What connection is there between the way that I see myself and the way that I live? How are the two connected?
43:25 - How am I free now from having to try not to sin?
44:20 - In what sense is trying to bear good fruit - striving to bear good fruit - a trap?
45:05 - When Dan says, "It's not about the fruit. It's about the tree," what does he mean?
45:20 - What does it mean to "make a tree good"? What happens when you make a tree good?
46:30 - Why do we often get into striving to do good things? What motivates us?
46:45 - What is one clue that shows that we have indeed changed on the inside?
Section 2 - HCSKL 2011 Day 1 - (1:28:03 to 1:35:26)
1:28:15 - What do we produce when we really understand that we've been made right with God?
1:28:40 - What does "righteousness" mean? How is "righteousness" different from "works of righteousness"?
1:29:50 - How do our lives begin to flow in righteous living?
1:31:30 - What was the purpose of the cross? And what does the cross have to do with the way that God sees us?
1:32:25 - What are you worth to the Father? How do you receive and accept that kind of perspective?
1:33:15 - What does Dan mean in saying that we define our lives by life? We see the worth of our lives through what kind of things? What should we see the value of our lives in?
1:34:20 - Why does Dan say that accepting - receiving - this good news is the biggest challenge of our Christian lives?
Section 3 - HCSKL 2011 Day 1 - (1:11:53 to 1:16:44)
1:12:40 - What explanation makes His love not so mysterious anymore? Why does He love us so?
1:13:00 - What other kind of stuff do we let tell us who we are?
How does understanding the way that God sees me change the way that I see others?