Posts Tagged ‘Fruitfulness’

Becoming Fruitful Disciples: Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#1)

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Luke 8:14 indicates that Christ’s followers can be drawn off course by the pursuit or lure of illicit pleasure (or simply a primary focus on what pleases us). We begin our look at what the Bible has to say about this destructive practice of “loving pleasure more than loving God.”

Becoming Fruitful Disciples: Avoiding Greed (Part 1)

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Another stumbling block that prevents believers from growing to maturity and fruitfulness is greed or covetousness. We begin our look by giving the definition of greed and examining the dangers of it.

Becoming Fruitful Disciples: Eliminating Worry (Part 1)

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Luke 8:14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with CARES, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

We begin our look at the first type of “weed” that chokes out spiritual maturity and fruitfulness: Cares (worries). In this study, we examine four areas in which God specifically tells us not to worry.

Be Fruitful!: What Constitutes Spiritual Fruit?

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

The parable of the seed and sower that we recently studied refers to bearing fruit. What exactly is spiritual fruit that the Bible is referring to? In this study, we identify three three types of spiritual fruit found in Scripture.

What Is a Disciple?: 3 Goals of Following Jesus

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

The Gospel of John clearly records Jesus describing what true discipleship involves: the abiding in the Word, loving the brethren, and bearing much fruit.