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This message examines the importance of hearing well and having the kind of heart that responds well to the word of God.
A look at thoughtfully acting to serve the intentions of God through His word, thus, bearing fruit for His kingdom.
Jesus instructs his disciples that he is the vine and they are the branches. Our purpose in life is to bear fruit that glorifies God for the transformation of the world. Staying connected to the vine is essential to our lives as followers of Jesus. In Jesus, every need we have will be met and we will lack for nothing.
Conclusion. God has promised a life that is abundant and overflowing. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him, and He desires to give us more than our lives can contain. God calls us to do good, do right, and do well. He also wants us to do more. Scripture eliminates any excuse we might have to be content with what is already completed.
Part 4. Every good and perfect God gives us is something to steward. We take care of what God owns but puts in our possession. If we are faithful with it, our Master promises to reward us and say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." In addition to doing good and doing what is right, we are told to do well. We must use what God has given, but we can't just do enough to get by. God is looking for the best, for He is God. Because of His greatness, we must do well.
Part 2. As we step out to "do" the work of the Kingdom, we find out how God looks for a very specific type of fruit. It isn't apples versus oranges versus bananas. God draws a line and judges the quality of our fruit, which reveals the truth about we who bear it. The first step of doing is to "do good." We have a sense of what we believe is good, but it is based on the feelings of the individual. God has a different idea of what is good, and He direct us to bear good fruit.
The gospel brings an amazing reality to the Christian – in Christ believers are released from the burden of the law. This changes everything!
How God gauges success may not be how we do. As finite, walk-by-sight creatures, we tend to evaluate based on what we see. God however evaluates on what He sees – the heart of man. We excess on quantity; God doesn’t.