Seeds: Unlimited Potential of Life In Christ
Posted by Lane Corley
In April, Bridge Church tackled Jesus’ Parable of the Sower in a series of sermons called Seeds. The Parable of the Sower is one of my favorites and Jesus hinted that it may be a key to understanding all the parables (see Mark 4:13).
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Here’s a few highlights from our series:
- The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ UNLEASHED incredible POTENTIAL for CHANGE.
- IN Christ, there is Potential of Complete FORGIVENESS, HEALING, AND FREEDOM.
- Christ makes us fruitful by transforming our character and through sharing the gospel bringing new life to others.
- There is a real spiritual war going on around us all the time. The frontline battlefield is our minds and understanding.
- The miracle of salvation is a miracle of hearing and understanding the gospel.
- Shallow faith trusts in what’s temporary, folds under hardship, and develops know depth because of emotion and self centeredness.
- Conviction outlasts comfort.
- The Gospel offers NEW LIFE, not just BETTER LIFE.
- Life in Christ can be hindered by worries, wealth, and wants.
- The Psalm 1 and John 4 Tests: Am I too busy to spend daily time in the word? Am I too busy to respond to interruptions and opportunities?
- Is my life primarily about security on this earth, or security for all eternity?
- Disciples are to be producers, not consumers. “I appointed you to GO & PRODUCE lasting fruit” -Jesus, John 15:16.
- Consumers fit God and Mission into their schedule IF POSSIBLE. Disciples SCHEDULE time with God and on mission intentionally. Psalm 63:1 – “Earnestly I seek You…”
- Following Jesus = giving and giving up. God desires us to give sacrificially, regularly, and cheerfully. Why?
- Giving is a great antidote to materialism. Giving says my income is first about God’s kingdom and my obedience to it.
- Giving increases our faith as we put provision & satisfaction in God’s hands. For us and others. God can do more with my money than I can. Trusting and obeying Jesus can bring more satisfaction to my life than any THING.
- Disciples GIVE willingly and sacrificially in obedience to God. Consumers BUY based on preference and priority.
- Consuming vs. Contributing. Disciples contribute to the glory of God and good of others. Consumers make it all about us. My feelings, my money, my time,
- Consumers like the mission. Disciples OWN the mission. “I have a great sense of obligation to people..” Romans 1:14. #onmission
Gather with Bridge Church, Sunday’s at the Maritime Museum in Madisonville. This week we kick off a new study on Parenting. Have a great weekend!
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About Lane CorleyI am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of two young men: Jackson (17), Hudson (13). And one Princess: Katherine Jubilee or “Kate” (7) - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can I’m reading, gardening, deer hunting, on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful to others & fruitful for God.
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