Topics for 06/05/2018

In Romans 11:16-24 we saw lessons which were true for the believers in the early church and for believers today.

The lessons we learned from the olive tree metaphor are:

  1. God is always up to stuff. 
  2. What He is doing now is built on what He did before.
  3. Sometimes you are the focus.
  4. Only God is forever. 

Now, you take a Scriptural metaphor (bonus points if it is about trees) and see if you can extract the timeless truths with these caveats:

  1. Don't get lost in the story/illustration.
  2. Try to avoid seeing "every bush as a burning bush."

[Pro tip: The easiest ones are when Jesus gives a parable and then says "this is what I meant." If you are not sure what to do, that is a great place to start.]