“A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’
“ ‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ ”
When was a time you did something you didn’t want do for a friend? Why did you do it?
Do you think people don’t like Jesus? Why/why not?
What is your motivation for repentance?
Have you taken intentional steps towards repentance? What helps you in that effort?