GOING ROGUE Lesson 1: The Fruitless Fig Tree

Dear parents,

This week, we started a new four-lesson series called “Going Rogue: What Jesus Did When He Got Angry and Frustrated.” This series is important because we as Christ-followers want to model our lives after Jesus. In order to do that, we have to understand why he behaved in certain ways and how he reacted to things that frustrated and disappointed him.

This week’s lesson focused on Jesus and the cursing of the fig tree in Mark 11. Students discussed how Jesus used this situation as a living parable of why we need to be living a fruitful life according to God’s plan, instead of looking good on the outside but living life for our own personal gain.

Here are some questions you might want to ask at some point this week, to keep the conversation going:

  • Explain the connection between being faithful and being fruitful.
  • What would it look like for you to live a more faithful life? a more fruitful life?
  • In what ways can you draw closer to Jesus to help you live a more purposeful life?
  • How can we as a family help you lead a more faithful, fruitful life?

Thanks for letting us invest in your teenager’s life. Have a great week!