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Tree Stories

Tree Stories

Oct 2020
Other than people, trees are the most mentioned living things in the Bible. The Bible refers to wisdom as a tree (Prov. 3:18). There are trees in the first chapter of Genesis, in the first chapter of Psalm, and on the last page of Revelation. Let us hear from the trees...
Sermons in this series
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

Bulletin Points:
• The Tree has Leaves but no Fruits
• The Tree Planted in the Vineyard

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What’s your favourite food to eat when you are most hungry?

2. Read Mark 11:12-14. Why did Jesus approach the fig tree?

3. Read Mark 11:20-21. Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?

4. Why does our outward appearance not count with God? What does man look at? Why?

5. What is the “one thing” God is looking for in your life? Read Matthew 22:37,39 and 1 Cor. 13:1-3.

6. What is love? Read 1 Cor. 13:4-7. How is it different from the world’s definition?

7. Comment on this: “The world wants to see the church demonstrating love for God and for each other”.

8. We are not fulfilling our purpose until we love. How can your KG show love in action in ICA?

Sun, Oct 18, 2020
Passage: Isaiah 61:3
Series: Tree Stories
Duration: 27 mins 54 secs

Bulletin Points:
• The Oak is a symbol of the Persevering Saint
• The Oak is a symbol of the Prevailing Church

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Read Isaiah 61:1-4. What is the promise given to Israel? Who is making that promise?

2. Where else do we read the words written in verses 1-3? Why is that significant for Christians?

3. Think about the qualities of an Oak tree. Why do you think God chose this metaphor to describe the person that is rooted in Him?

4. God has created us to persevere in our faith. What does that mean?

5. What obstacles and opposition does the believer face that we must learn to overcome (Matthew 13:18-23, 1 John 2:15-16)?

6. What has He given the believer to make sure that we will? (1 Peter 1:3, Romans 12:1-2, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Ephesians 1:13-14)

7. The challenges and battles we all face daily are real. Pray for one another and lift each other’s burdens to the Lord.

Sun, Oct 11, 2020
Passage: Psalm 52:8
Series: Tree Stories
Duration: 23 mins 33 secs

Bulletin Points:
• You are Firmly Rooted
• You are Fruitful

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What’s your favourite colour? Why?

2. Read Psalms 52:8. What was David facing at that time? How did he feel? Why?

3. Why did David describe himself “like a green olive tree”?

4. What does “in the house of God” mean?

5. Read Psalms 1:1-3. Where is the tree positioned or planted? Why is the tree’s positioning so important?

6. Comment in this: When you are faithful, you will be fruitful. How is this truth play out in marriage, workplace and church?

7. Encourage each other on how to stay planted and faithful in God and to each other in your KG.

Sun, Oct 04, 2020
Series: Tree Stories
Duration: 27 mins 9 secs

Bulletin Points:
• The Tree in the Past
• The Tree in the Future
• The Tree in the Present

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What’s your favourite tree? Why?

2. Read Genesis 2:9, 15-17. What is the Tree of Life for? What does it represents?

3. What is the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Why does the “good” here lead to “death”?

4. Read Genesis 2:15-17 again. What is the prohibition? The permission? Man’s purpose?

5. Why did Adam and Eve choose to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? What is so wrong with this? Is it the tree, the fruit or something else?

6. What are the benefits of the Tree of Life? In what way is Jesus the Tree of Life for us today? Read John 6:53-56, Acts 5:30 and 1 Peter 2:24.

7. There are two ways for us to live and two trees to eat from. What are the benefits of eating from the Tree of Life? (Proverbs 3:13-18; 11:30; 13:12; 15:4)

8. How are you applying this lesson in your life, your family, your workplace?