Sermon Series
  • 1. Is Fruitfulness Necessary Or A Nice Bonus?

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2014
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    A look at the challenging fact that God expects fruitfulness.

    AN IMPORTANT QUESTION: Is fruitfulness necessary or a nice bonus? - Let’s start by briefly defining “fruitfulness” for those who may not be familiar with the term. - A tree bears fruit – let’s say apples. It’s the produce of having an apple tree. - In more

  • 2. Is Fruitfulness Hidden Or Obvious?

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2014

    A look at Jesus' insistence that a good tree bears good fruit and a bad tree bears bad fruit. Includes an explanation concerning the thought that most lives are a mixed bag of good and bad fruit.

    WHAT EXACTLY DO WE MEAN BY "FRUIT"? Generally when we talk about fruit there are two kinds: internal soul transformation and external people impact. - 1 Corinthians 15:20, 23; Galatians 5:22-23; Colossians 1:10. A. Internal soul transformation. - By this I mean that God is shaping you into more

  • 3. How Much Fruitfulness Does God Want To Have Through Your Life?

    Contributed on Aug 9, 2014

    A look at how God wants to bring thirty-fold, sixty-fold, or a hundred-fold harvest into our lives. It looks into what exactly that means for our lives.

    HOW MUCH IMPACT DOES GOD WANT TO HAVE THROUGH YOUR LIFE? Does your life’s impact resemble an overflowing orchard basket or a Charlie Brown Christmas tree? - Matthew 13:8, 23; Mark 4:8, 20; Luke 8:8, 15; John 15:5, 8. - Let’s talk about these two images for a moment. - Image #1: more

  • 4. How To Bear More Fruit

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2014

    A look at John 15 on Jesus' words about the two steps toward bearing "much fruit."

    THE PATH TO BEARING MORE FRUIT: 1. God wants us to be fruitful. - John 15:2, 4, 5, 8. - It¡¦s abundantly clear from this passage that God wants us to be fruitful. Let¡¦s take that a step further: He also expects us to be fruitful. - Being fruitful is a defining characteristic of the more

  • 5. Why A Fruitful Life Is A Life Of Overflowing Joy

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2014

    A look at five things that John 15 tells us will be present in the life of fruitful obedience that Jesus is calling us to.

    A Full Heart: Pursuing the fruitful life that Jesus invites us to will fill our heart with great joy. - John 15:11. Some Specifics About That: 1. We have tangible proof of the existence and power of God. - John 15:5. 2. We become powerhouses of prayer. - John 15:7 – more

  • 6. Six Signs You’re On The Path Toward Fruitfulness

    Contributed on Aug 18, 2014

    A look at six areas to focus on in evaluating whether your life is on the path toward the fruitfulness that Jesus expects.

    Six Signs You’re On The Path Toward Fruitfulness: - What I’m sharing this morning are not the only indicators of fruitfulness – they are merely some of the signs that indicate you’re heading in the right direction. - Some of these we’ve touched on in one way or more