The Tree of Life Discipleship Series moves a believer toward maturity in the Christian faith. The lessons can be used alone, with a mentor, or in a group.

The series has two goals: First, to grow the Christian to maturity. Second, to teach the skills necessary for continued growth.

Throughout the series, the student must answer questions about Bible passages. This format allows the Holy Spirit to be the teacher as the student thinks on the scriptures.

The Tree of Life Discipleship Series is biblical, non-denominational, and easily translated into other languages. The author encourages the booklets to be freely shared with others. All six booklets are combined into the e-book and print-on demand versions. For permission to translate contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To purchase paperback or Kindle versions from Amazon, read more here. To receive free PDF files that allow you to make your own booklets, see below.

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Booklet 1 ) Roots – Make the basic truths clear.
Booklet 2 ) Nutrients – Study and use the trustworthy Bible.
Booklet 3 ) Sap – Receive and walk with the Holy Spirit.
Booklet 4 ) Pollen – You belong in the Church of Jesus.
Booklet 5 ) Fruit – Mature in the Fruits of the Spirit.
Booklet 6 ) Seed – Share Jesus and train disciples.
Entire Series.

Introduction to the Series

Trees are used throughout the Bible to teach lessons. In the first book of the Bible, Genesis, the tree of life was in the garden where God placed humans. Because mankind sinned, they were never allowed to eat the fruit of the tree of life.

In the last book of the Bible, Revelation, the tree of life is talked about again. This time the tree is in the paradise of God. Christians will be able to eat of that tree because Jesus Christ made a way for us to enter the paradise of heaven by dying for our sins.

Trees are in the beginning of the Bible and at the end, but also in the middle. Jesus said:
“What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches.” Luke 13:18 – 19 NIV

When the gospel truth is believed, we become like a seed planted in a garden. Through learning the ways of Jesus, we grow like a plant. Eventually we become a strong tree and help others find rest and safety, like the birds in the parable of Jesus.

While we wait to be completed in paradise, we are to grow like trees. Another word for this growth is discipleship. That is why this series is called Tree of Life Discipleship. Our job from God is to grow like the seed in the parable of Jesus until we become a tree of life.

This series uses the symbol of a tree. Beginning with the roots and ending with seeds, we will compare the Christian to the life of a tree.

Growing in Jesus is the most exciting part of life. Anyone can grow strong in Jesus. It does not matter what personal history brought you to Christ, or what status you hold, or what age, race, outward appearance, or education you have. Every Christian can grow to be beautiful to men, angels, and God himself. In fact, the rich and famous have more obstacles to Christian beauty than the poor.

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. 1 Corinthians 1:27 – 29 NIV

As you commit yourself to discipleship growth, you will discover these are the most productive days of your life.

Booklet 1 - Roots

But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose con8idence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7, 8

Know the Gospel
Grace and Deeds
Hold Truth Tightly
Sure of Salvation

Confirm the Gospel

In this lesson you will learn:
• God loves you and created you for a purpose.
• Sin is actions, words, and thoughts that separate you from God.
• Jesus died to unite you with God.

The first thing a young tree does is to push down roots. It cannot make leaves or fruit until it is anchored in the soil and has established its food source. In the same way a Christian’s 8irst job is to be rooted in Jesus Christ who is the source of salvation.

You may already know the basic truths in this lesson, however, it is important you know them well. The gospel message is beautiful no matter how many times it is repeated.

Let’s review the gospel you believed to become a Christian. The word gospel means good news. But this news begins good, turns bad, then ends very good.