Death equals life

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John 12:24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.

This point is without argument – There is no other way to fruitfulness.  We cannot maximize our potential unless we die to ourselves – our own agenda, our own self-oriented lifestyles.  No-one enjoys the times of downward mobility, then being ‘buried’, then especially ‘dying!’ However, this process can be the greatest moment of our lives because only in dying to ourselves is our potential in Christ discovered.

None of us are designed to produce nothing.  All of us are designed to produce something.  But the pathway is the same as a natural seed.  We must be planted, buried & die to ourselves in that place.

Lay down your life & pick up the cross and follow Him.

See you in church!

 

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Don’t Forget Who You Are (pt. 2)

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James 1:24-25 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.  But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

The Bible is a mirror showing us who we are & what we cannot see in a natural mirror.  The Scriptures tell us we are loved by God, favored, blessed, forgiven, victorious, healed, set free, ruling in life.

When we ‘go away’ from the Word, we forget what manner of person we are when faced with gigantic problems.  The Israelites forgot who they were when they saw the giants.  The prodigal son forgot who he was when he left the Father’s house.  Gideon forgot who he was until God reminded him he was a ‘mighty man of valor.’

The person who does not forget who they are, but acts on the Word, will be blessed in what they do.  Live like a child of the most high God, an ambassador from Heaven!  Reign in life.  Be anxious for nothing.  God is with you!

See you in church!