Luke 6:43 – 49 -DIG DEEP into YOURSELF

We are not a people who likes to delve deep into our own heart and faith.  We like the “surface” view just fine, thank you.

The problem is that what shows on the surface is often not the full picture.  This view is how WE want to see ourselves, not how GOD actually see us.

We often put “make up” on our exterior and become accustomed to seeing ourselves as we want others to perceive us.

This is the “FOR SHOW” us.  We NEED to see the “FOR REAL” us.

Hebrews 4: 12 – 13  For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” 

It is good for us to reflect and evaluate where we stand with God and what is at the heart of our faith.

  • WHAT IS MY FRUIT? 6:43-45
    • A good heart produces good fruit and an evil heart produces evil fruit.
    • What is your fruit?
    • Is your fruit really what you think it is?
      • You may think you are producing good fruit
        • It may look good
        • It may smell good
        • It may look like the rest of the WORLDS fruit
      • BUT, is it the GOOD fruit God planned for you?
      • If it is not God’s fruit it is EVIL regardless
    • Are you pointing at the good works of yesteryear and trying to make it count for today?
      • Old fruit is rotten fruit – past its prime!
  • WHO IS FIRST? 6:46
    • What is your priority?
      • Is it really a “what?”
      • Is it a “WHO?”
    • Check your calendar
    • Check your checkbook
    • Check your heart
    • Who is really first?
    • What are you thinking about when you are in Church?
      • The time? Length of sermon?
      • Caro’s? Food
      • The Football game or afternoon activities?
      • God and what He is speaking to you? Worshipping Him
    • If Jesus is Lord, you will do what Jesus says to do.
    • IF you LOVE Him you will OBEY Him
  • WHAT IS MY FOUNDATION? 6:47-49
  • What are your feet planted on?
    • Something that can easily be removed?
      • Like a rug pulled out from under you?
    • Are you on FIRM footing?
    • A person who hears and obeys the Lord Jesus has built his house on the rock.
      • This house will stand.
    • A person who hears and disobeys the Lord Jesus has built his house on the sand.
      • This house will fall.

These are things YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR SURE

Dig Deep into YOU:

When things get tough will YOU stand or fall?

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