Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Family Bible Study - Third Sunday of Lent

Gospel Passage
Luke 13:1 At that very time there were some present who told him about
the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He
asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way
they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3 No, I tell you; but unless
you repent, you will all perish as they did. 4 Or those eighteen who were
killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them — do you think that they were
worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but
unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.” 6 Then he told this
parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking
for fruit on it and found none. 7 So he said to the gardener, ‘See here! For
three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none.
Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?’ 8 He replied, ‘Sir, let it
alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. 9 If it
bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’

Questions for Discussion -

1. Jesus says we have two choices: Be sorry for our sins and live forever in
Heaven OR Keep sinning and die. We all want to go to Heaven, so how are you
going to stop sinning and be forgiven?

2. Jesus says that he wants us to “bear fruit” (do good things for others) in our
lives, and not be like a fig tree without any figs. Do you think your life is
“fruitful”? What fruit (acts of faith, hope and love) have you been “bearing”
in your life as a disciple of Jesus? Have you tried to bring others to him?

3. Jesus says that He wants us to do good things for him NOW, not to put it off for later! So what are you going to try to do TODAY and THIS WEEK for the God
who loves you?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

No comments: