Seven Signs of Life (4 of 7) / by David Flowers

Sermon Series: Seven Signs of Life
Sermon Title: Growth: The Inevitable Result of Healthy Life
Scripture Reading: John 15:1-8; Hebrews 6:1-3; 1 Corinthians 3:6-9; Colossians 2:6-7

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

Growth is the natural process of living things. It is an expression of life. Are you growing? Is our church growing? Sometimes it is hard to tell. We don’t see growth every day. It comes through the natural rhythms of life. But growth must always be occurring in a living being.

When you stop growing, you die. It’s that simple. So, we also need to be aware of signs of decay and death as well. In the fourth message of our series, pastor David will address how God is the one who causes us to grow. Our part is to create a growing environment, both individually and corporately. Growth then happens as an inevitable result of healthy life.

Listen to David and view the slides here.