Living a Fruitful Life

Living a Fruitful Life

“Living a Fruitful Life”

John 15: 1 – 8

Introduction:

As a follower of Jesus Christ, what does it mean to live a fruitful life?

     • Who we become in Christ and What we accomplish  for Christ

I. General Scriptural Support:

     Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 1: 21 – 22; Colossians 1:10; I Thessalonians 2:12

II. A Theology of Rewards

     Romans 14:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5: 9 – 10; I Corinthians 3: 14-15; I Peter 1:17

     Matthew 25 – parable of the talents; 5 Crowns

Let’s be clear:

     Salvation is about God’s work for us, Rewards are about our work for God.

     • Works do not affect our redemption, but works do affect our rewards.

     • Works don’t establish a relationship, but a relationship does establish works.

III. What It Takes To Live A Fruitful Life?

     1. It needs to be intentional

     2. It needs to have clear direction

     3. It needs to occur from the inside – out

     4. It needs to have a mindset of steward

Conclusion:

What gift will you give God?

LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being high) do you believe you are currently living a fruitful life? Why or Why Not
  2. Are you in agreement of what I offered as a basic definition of what it means to live a fruitful life as a follower of Christ?   What would you add to that basic definition?
  3. Of the four points I listed of what it takes to live a fruitful life, which ones are you currently doing in your life?  Which ones are you not?
  4. Do you have plan in place for your spiritual, personal, or “professional” growth?

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Trustworthy Steward of God’s Resources/Living Surrendered

 

 

 

 

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