Seminars/Talks/Lectures

FRUITFUL CHRISTIAN LIVING

(LECTURE DELIVERED BY VEN. DOKUNMU, OLUWASEUN B. AT THE 2019 JOINT CLERGY SCHOOL OF LAGOS WEST, AWORI AND ILE-OLUJI DIOCESES)
Key Verses: John 15:1-11
Introduction: God wants his children to be fruitful. He does not want us to be barren. He wants us to be righteous, productive, effective, efficient, The first thing God said to man is found in ( Genesis 1:28… Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion …)

Types of Fruits as found in John 15:1-8
1. Bears NO FRUIT – John 15:2
2. Bears FRUIT – John 15:2
3. Bears MORE FRUIT – John 15:2
4. Bears MUCH FRUIT – Verse 5,8

Areas of Fruitfulness
1. Spiritual – (Word of God, Prayers, Fasting, Christian Service, Communion with the Holy Spirit, etc.)
2. Mental – (Ability, Skills, Education, Exposure, Expertise, Talents, Career, etc)
3. Finances – (Tithes, Offerings, Savings, Giving, Investment, Contentment, Hardwork, etc.)
4. Relationship/Marriages – (Blessings and Curses flow through relationships)
5. Health/Healing – (Eating, Body therapy, Rest, Personal Hygience, Avoid Deadly Emotions, Good environment, medical checks/Tests, etc.)
6. Lots More (Not exhaustive, Add other areas you deem fit eg Projects, Retirement plan, business, Family, traveling, etc.)

Moving from Levels to Levels…(Insert Samples – eg Health, Deliverance, Finances, etc )
1. No Fruit- No Foundation, un Saved, Ignorance, Barrenness, etc. Psalm 11:3, Matt 7:24-25
2. Fruit – Right Foundation, Salvation, First thing First, Knowledge, Do things Right, 1 Cor 3:11
3. More Fruit – He prunes, He corrects, rebukes, chastens, separation Rev 3:17-19, Heb.12:5-12
4. Much Fruit – Over Flow, Abundance, etc. Abide in Him (John 15:5), Father is glorified (John 15:8)

Conclusion: 2 Peter 1:5-8, Galatians 5:22-23, Isaiah 32:15

Take Away/Action Point

The first half (6 months) of the year is gone for good. Take your notepad and pen and do an evaluation of how you have spent the first six months. Also do an evaluation/projection of the next 6 months or years ahead.
1. Which area(s) have you been unfruitful? You don’t need to cry over it if you have been unfruitful! Do an evaluation and restart again powerfully in GOD
2. Which area(s) have you been fruitful? Don’t rest. You have not arrived! Be Humble, Do an evaluation and move to the next level.

 

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