1.    Read Luke 3: 1-6.  Verses 4-6 provide a picture of the Kingdom of God coming in our lives and world.  Discuss which aspect you find most compelling and challenging?  Why?

2.    Read Luke 3:8 and Lk. 1:16.  What is repentance?  How do you live a lifetime of repentance?

3.    Why do you think John compares true spiritual growth (based on repentance and faith in Christ) to fruit?

4.    Read Luke 3:10-20.  After just telling religious, church-going people that they can’t DO anything to earn a relationship with God, why does John give them a TO DO list?

5.    Read John 12:24.  How does this verse help you see the gospel in our text?