CONDITIONS FOR CHRISTIAN GROWTH

CONDITIONS FOR CHRISTIAN GROWTH

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Bread of Life Devotionals

THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.

Date: Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Topic: CONDITIONS FOR CHRISTIAN GROWTH

Text: John 12:24

📖24….”Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”

Message:

🔥Paul having tasted the higher life as an accomplished legal luminary with the Sanhedrin, said in Philippians 1:21 after his conversion that, the only reason he enjoyed being alive was because he had known and accepted Christ. Even at that, in Christ, death is better than living. This was an inference from Jesus’ statement in John 12:24 that, except a corn of wheat dies, it profits nothing. We all came into this world in an atmosphere of pains. While the mother of the child experiences birth pangs during labour, the child struggles into this world in pains through a small canal.

🔥🔥So many people don’t know why God covered the coconut with a stone. Without birth pangs, no woman can deliver. God expects us like the coconut, to fight every hard covering over us before sprouting. As every seed needs water to grow, so do we need God’s word. In all our Christian fellowship meetings, let preference be given to the word of God. Let every cloud of witnesses from without be able to appreciate God’s word in us, as Queen Sheba appreciated the meat on Solomon’s servants’ table in 1 Kgs 10:5.

🔥🔥🔥Also, we need heat such as unhealthy circumstances even in the Church like Church members’ persecutions, gossips, possibly lying against us, etc, yet without hard feelings or sins – Hebrews 4:15, to be firm in God. The palm kernel brings forth oil when heated on the fire. In Isaiah 43:1-3 and 45:1-3, God says whatever situation you are passing through, he is aware, and he is with you. So, why fret and curse? In all these heat, God will supply the light of his revelation for you to grow beautifully even as Christ learnt or grew in obedience by the things he suffered – Hebrews 5:8. Beloveth, as Jesus had to chose the path of death on the Cross to bring fruits like us forth – John 12:24, so we ought to do in his name.

SOULS ACTIVITIES

🙏Oh Lord, don’t allow me to grow in the faith with man made fertilizers such as hypocrisies and pretense, that deposit sicknesses in man, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏Precious father, let my benefits from every heat I encounter in the path of my Christian work and walk, lead me to heaven, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏🙏Ever faithful father, as my gains in Christ while alive make living worthwhile, make my gains at death in Christ even greater, in Jesus’ name.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

1 Chronicles 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14.

I AM SAFE IN GOD’S ARMS!

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