1.  Read Luke 6:43-44 and Gal. 5:22-23.  Discuss how the concept of fruit is playing out in your spiritual journey.

2.    Read Luke 6:45.  Give an example from your life of how your words reveal what is inside your heart.

3.    Read 2 Tim. 3:2-4, James 5:16.  Pastor Stephen noted that the problem with all of our hearts, according to Augustine and Martin Luther and the Bible, is a curving inward on ourselves.  Describe how confession begins to straighten your heart.

4.    Read Ps. 103:1.  Discuss why confession should, normally, be coupled with thanksgiving and how thanksgiving and praise shape your heart?

5.    Read Luke 6:46-49.  Discuss the link between obedience and knowing Jesus.  What is one area you are struggling with when it comes to obedience?

6.    How is Jesus the hope for your integrity?

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