Bearing Spiritual FruitPhilippians 1:9-11 God has called us to be productive children. He wants your life to be marked by good works. Good works encourage growth and vise versa. Ephesians 2 :8-10
Philippians 1:9-11 Now that we have: stepped out of the boat and identified our area of influence, what’s next?
Bearing Spiritual Fruit How do we do that?
Philippians 1:9-11 • Abounding Love (Phil. 1:9) • Unlimited because of Christ • Expressed within limits • Knowledge - vehicle is God’s Word • Discerning- Holy Spirit discerns how love operates
The Christian life must be motivated and transformed by LOVE A love governed by Biblical principles and exercised with judgment
Philippians 1:9-11 • Without offense (Phil 1:10) • Pure and free of obstructions (not perfect) • Open before God • Open before man • Oven Tested – “sine cera” • When held to the light (2 Cor. 4:7)
Philippians 1:9-11 A life that is abounding inlove and without offense leads to …………
Philippians 1:9-11 • Fruit of Righteousness (Phil. 1:11) • Not internal : fruits of the Spirit • Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self control • But is external – what is seen! Acts of kindness and service • John 15:1 depends on Christ • Psalm 1:1-3 • Psalm 37:1-6
Philippians 1:9-11 Volts x Amps = Watts In what areas of your life are you.. A RESISTOR? A CONDENSOR? DRY? TAP INTO THE SOURCE AND BECOME A CONDUIT!