Seven Signs of Life (3 of 7) / by David Flowers

Sermon Series: Seven Signs of Life
Sermon Title: Sensitivity: Our Spiritual Awareness
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Colossians 3:12-17

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

Sensitivity is vitally important to the life of any Christian community. There is sensitivity to sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste and these are reflected through the five-fold gifts that Paul mentions in Ephesians 4---apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. 

A healthy living community needs disciples who are sensitive in each area of human need and equipped to lovingly minister to those inside and outside the church.

In the third message of our series, pastor David addresses how the Spirit has given specific gifts to the Body of Christ that are intended to edify us and create a spiritual awareness that leads to healthy growth. How is your personal spiritual awareness? Are you using your gifts in the church?

Listen to David and view the slides here.