James Baker gives a clear, humorous and challenging insight to his journey of faith and how God has used him in seeing communities transformed through gardening.
We see how ‘loyalty’ is demonstrated perfectly by God. It is a vital element to our lives as we want to be fully established and be fruitful for God.
Although people are important in the make-up of the church, if we focus on them, we’ve missed the main point. It’s all about Jesus and the cross.
Because of the Spirit bearing good fruit in our lives we are free to live like Jesus.
Nate challenges us to develop an intimate relationship with the Lord and then and only then will the ministry of Jesus flow through us. Be encouraged to go deeper with the Lord.
We hear some great stories about Jesus being the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for us but also picked it up again!!
We see that Jesus deals with every repentant person in a gentle way. We see from Hebrews 4 that He is able to understand and empathise with our temptations and our struggles to obey God, because He has walked along that path and succeeded.
In order to bear much fruit we must abide in Jesus. Part of this is letting His words richly be part of our lives. If we let this happen, we will see our prayers being increasingly effective.
The final key to ‘abiding in Jesus’ is remaining in His love. By doing this we will bear much fruit. We focus on 1 John chapters 3 and 4 and review the nature of real love and how to live it out.
Jesus tells His disciples that they can have peace because their eternal destiny is being prepared and that they can have life now by knowing God. That’s also for you and me!