Seven Signs of Life (5 of 7) / by David Flowers

Sermon Series: Seven Signs of Life
Sermon Title: Reproduction: Multiplying Life, Creating the Future
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:11, 21-23; Matthew 7:16-17; John 15:1-8

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

Reproduction is necessary for the propagation of life. Healthy organisms reproduce and multiply. God's first blessing pronounced on all living things is "Be fruitful and multiply." While all living thing grow, in God's view of creation, bigger is not always better. Multiplication is also built into God's design. All living things are characterized by their ability to bear fruit or re-produce themselves, otherwise their kind will be soon become extinct in only one generation.

In the fifth message of the series, Skip Tobin (US Ministries Director at VMM) will explore God's double blessing of multiplication and fruitfulness behind the important life sign of reproduction.  Stay tuned to the end and listen in on the congregational response time.

Listen to Skip and view the slides here.