Seasons in the Life of the Branch

| Group Study |

Watch the short clips below, and answer the questions associated with each.  You can do this alone - but it's always more fun with a group of friends! Be sure to read/study the scriptures in each section.  God's word is the standard by which we measure all our thoughts and ideas.


1 | Green thumb

Pastor Pat presents a unique view on gardening, one that has worked for her over her life.  What about you?  Do you have a green thumb or do plants die by you simply looking at them?  




2 | trusting in him

So often we get ahead of ourselves in life and decisions made.  We decide we are strong enough and soon stop relying on God, and start relying on ourselves.  However God knows what we will be put through in the future and desires us to be ready.  We must trust Him!

Have you ever tried doing it YOUR way instead of GOD'S way?  What was the outcome?

Why is it so important to put our trust in God's will and plan for our lives?

Scripture: John 15:1-18


3 | surviving vs. thriving

It is when times are tough that we must run towards God; in other words, we must spend more time in the Word, more time praying, and more time around Believers of like-mind.  

God never wanted us to be in survival mode.  God desires us to thrive and to prosper!  Allow God to wrap you into His will so you will grow and become stronger.

Ever feel like you're simply surviving; making it from one day to the next, barely hanging on?  What can we do to go from surviving to thriving?

How can we help each other do the same?

Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6, Matthew 21:18-22