Unpacked Study Notes for Mother’s Day

Because hearing from Pastor Sarah is such a treat, we wanted to share with you the small group notes taken from her special Mother’s Day message. Please use them to study further on your own!

Sunday Unpacked

Title: The Gift In You           Speaking Pastor: Pastor Sarah Gardner

Date: 5/11/14


Take It In- a summary of Sunday’s Message

Pastor Sarah used stories and her own unique style to share with us how God has placed gifts inside all of our lives. Looking at the fruit of the Spirit, she talked about the need to nurture our spiritual lives so we grow and develop to produce good fruit.


Piece It Out- questions taken from Sunday’s Message.

1)     Look at each ‘fruit’ listed in the passage as a fruit of the Spirit. Discuss each. What do they do for us, for others? How do we develop them in our lives? How do we either nurture the fruit or damage the fruit? What do we do with developed fruit in our lives?

  1. Love
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Patience
  5. Kindness
  6. Goodness
  7. Faithfulness
  8. Gentleness
  9. Self-control

2) What happens when we, as a believer, fail to develop these fruit in our lives (consider 1 Cor. 3: 1-3)



Walk It Out- a charge to the individual to “think” about/meditate on for themselves.

Pastor Sarah challenged everyone to read 2 Peter 1:1-10 and consider it for themselves. If you haven’t read it, take a few moments to do so now. Afterwards, consider what you believe the passage is saying to you. How can you apply it?


Give It Away- This weeks ‘go do it’ challenge

How can you give others the ‘fruit’ that is being developed in your life this week, so that they can ‘taste and see that the Lord is good.’ (Ps. 34:8)