Seven Signs of Life (6 of 7) / by David Flowers

Sermon Series: Seven Signs of Life
Sermon Title: Excretion: Getting Rid of the Junk
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:17-31; Colossians 3:1-10; 2 Corinthians 7:1-4, 8-11

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

Excretion is a natural part of a healthy living organism. When Jesus told us to “Repent and believe the Good News,” he was telling us to get rid of the junk, turn from our way, and make room for new life and growth in the Kingdom. Every heart builds up a collection of junk throughout the day that needs to be emptied through the process of repentance. If we do not get rid of these sins, they will work like toxins in our body, even resulting in spiritual death.

In the sixth message of our series, pastor David expounds on how excretion comes in the form of repentance and discipline. Getting rid of the junk in your life is good for you and our church as we continually pursue Christ as his disciples on mission for the Kingdom.  

Listen to David and view the slides here.