New Sermon Series: Seven Signs of Life / by David Flowers

Hello CMF,

I want to introduce our upcoming sermon series to you. It's called Seven Signs of Life.

In biology we learn that there are seven processes of life that identify all living organisms. We could also view these as “signposts” to a healthy living organism.

We're going to use these seven signs as a diagnostic tool for assessing your own spiritual health as a disciple, as well as the overall health of our church.

This series looks at the seven signs of life in the Kingdom of God.

  1. Movement: Prove You’re Not Dead
  2. Respiration: Breathing God’s Breath
  3. Sensitivity: Our Spiritual Awareness
  4. Growth: The Inevitable Result of Healthy Life
  5. Reproduction: Multiplying Life, Creating the Future
  6. Excretion: Getting Rid of the Junk
  7. Nutrition: A Diet That Makes a Difference

Along the way we're going to be asking questions like: Is this an area in my life that needs the Spirit to bring fresh vitality? Is this an area in our church where we need to give attention? What is God saying to me about these seven signs? Where can I use his healing touch?

This new sermon series will have its full effect by you intentionally self-assessing where you are in your journey with the Lord, and where we are corporately as a church.

I'm looking forward to the outcome that God can bring in us and our church.

Finally, here is a brief summary and focus of this Sunday's message:

Movement is an indication of life and usually occurs in response to stimuli. Animals move quickly when stimulated by an outer (danger) or inner (hunger) force. Plants exhibit movement through growth, so the effect is sometimes slow and hard to detect. Nevertheless, all living things move. Like the children of Israel after leaving Egypt, we often want to stand still instead of move into the unknown. But the alive disciple is always on the move, and so is the organic church. In this message, we will begin our spiritual assessment by considering whether we’re moving with the Spirit or trying to stand still in our faith. Only in movement can we prove that we’re not dead.

See you on Sunday!

Pastor David