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sermons tagged 'fruit'

Taking Away His Kingdom

Matthew 21.33-46
Nov 11th 2018

In our passage today Jesus provides His most potent parable yet, aimed directly at the religious leaders in and around the Temple. He leaves no doubt as to who He was referring to: the Jewish chief priests and elders responsible for leading the people of God. But...read >>

authority, cross, Father, fruit, garden, Gentiles, hypocrisy, Jerusalem, Jesus, Jews, kingdom, leaders, persecution, religious, servants, Son, temple, vineyard, winepress
Judaism, Kingdom, Matthew

False Advertising

Matthew 21.18-22
Oct 28th 2018

False advertising. Don't you just love it? Ugh! No, of course not. Proverbs 13.12 says that "a hope deferred makes the heart sick." Few things frustrate more than getting our hopes up only to be lied to and let down.

But what about our lives? What is it...read >>

advertising, authentic, Church, discipleship, faith, fake, false, fig, fruit, fruit of the Spirit, genuine, hope, Israel, Judaism, leaves, Temple, true, wither
faithfulness, fruit, Matthew

Soils Explained

Matthew 13.18-23
Aug 13th 2017

Are you a fruit-bearing Christian? Is there really any other kind?

Well then, how's your crop? That can be a difficult questions to answer. And if we're not careful, the pursuit of an answer might find us trying to tie on store-bought fruit to wilted dead...read >>

disciple, evil, faithful, follow, fruit, heart, Jesus, root, satan, soil, wealth, wilt, word, worry
fruit, Matthew, soil

Why Parables? - Part 2

Matthew 13.10-17
Aug 6th 2017

Today we continue our series on the Gospel according to Matthew. On a mission to convince his biological brethren than Jesus truly is the Messiah, Matthew attests to yet another prophecy fulfilled by Jesus. This time, however, it isn't met with a lot of joy &...read >>

crowds, ears, election, eyes, faith, follow, fruit, grace, grant, hope, rejection
election, Matthew, rejection

Repo'd

Matthew 12.43-50
Jul 9th 2017

Ever feel like you're on a religious roller coaster? Sometimes up, sometimes down. If so, could it be that you're on the wrong ride?

In today's passage, the Lord Jesus depicts a frightful state: demonic repossession worse than before. Perhaps you or someone you...read >>

demon, faith, family, fruit, grace, hope, mercy, possession, redemption, safe, secure
demons, Matthew, salvation

Recognize By Their Fruit

Matthew 7.15-20
Jun 19th 2016

Last week we took a look at some of the things False Prophets will or won't teach, on other words, what they believe.

This week we take a look at the fruit of that teaching: what they be-live, the false-life of false teachers.

Are you a false prophet, a false...read >>

authenticity, critical, deceit, deceived, destruction, false prophets, false teachers, fruit, glory, integrity, judgement, obedience, truth
fruit, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

See, Take, Eat, Share

Genesis 3.1-7
Dec 2nd 2012

Just when you thought it was safe to blame all of your sin on your parents, your circumstances, your "environment".

None had better a parent than Adam & Eve. Yet: sin!

None had a better environment than Adam & Eve. Yet: sin!

The garden was...read >>

Adam, deceit, die, Eve, fall, forbid, Freud, fruit, Genesis 3.1-7, lie, satan, sin, surely
fall, Genesis 3, sin

Love Like Christ

John 15.12-17
Sep 25th 2011

We love like Christ to faithfully represent Christ.read >>

ask, command, Father, friends, fruit, greater, Jesus, live, love
Gospel of John, John 15

God Glorifying Joy in Jesus

John 15.7-11
Sep 18th 2011

Our joy glorifies the Father, therefore, Jesus commands it!read >>

1 John, abide, command, evangelism, fruit, glory, Jesus, joy, sin
Gospel of John, John 15

The Proof Is In The Fruiting

John 15.1-6
Sep 11th 2011

Don't fake fruit, grow it by remaining in Jesus; without Him we're only fit for the furnace.read >>

branch, burn, Father, fruit, glory, Jesus, love, prune, Son, vine
Gospel of John, John 15

An Unusual People

John 15.1-6
Sep 4th 2011

Bear God-glorifying fruit, or burn in God-glorifying fire.read >>

abide, branches, burn, cut, Father, fruit, prune, Son, vine, works
Gospel of John, John 15

Greater Works

John 14.8-14
Jul 17th 2011

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fruit, greater, Jesus, love, miracles, signs, Spirit, works
Gospel of John, John 14

Unless a Grain of Wheat Dies

John 12.23-26
Mar 6th 2011

A seed is a marvelous thing. So much potential packed into such a small package. Hundreds upon thousands of pounds of produce from one little capsule. Isn't God providential?!

But unless that seed undergoes a deep, thorough, and permanent change (even a death) it...read >>

die, faith, fruit, hope, Jesus, joy, life, sacrifice, seed
Gospel of John, John 12