Seven Signs of Life (2 of 7) / by David Flowers

Sermon Series: Seven Signs of Life
Sermon Title: Breathing God's Breath
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:1-2; 2:7; Ezekiel 37:1-6; John 20:19-22

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. Here at CMF, we're using these seven signs as a diagnostic tool for assessing individual 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

Respiration is not synonymous with breathing. Every cell in your body has a powerhouse called the mitochondrion that releases energy. This is respiration.

This process happens by oxygen entering our body through breathing. So breathing is necessary for respiration, and the respiration process is essential for energy to be released toward healthy functioning of the body. A living organism doesn’t make energy, it only releases it! This is what God does through the power of his Holy Spirit in our lives and our church.

In this message, pastor David reveals how we receive the “breath of God” through prayer and he fills us with the Spirit—releasing energy for growing up into Christ and for being a church on passionate mission for the sake of the good news! This is how we are to be breathing God’s breath.

Listen to David and view the slides here.