Authentic Influence

This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. John 15:12-15  Love happens in the…

Authentic Joy

Joy is the CONFIDENCE that I possess by knowing and TRUSTING God regardless of the CIRCUMSTANCE. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11 Joy is the result of LOVING and OBEYING God. Joy is POSSIBLE because of the COMPLETED work of Jesus on the CROSS. “I assure you: You will weep and wail, but the world will rejoice. You will become sorrowful, but your sorrow…

Remaining Authentic

John 15:3-6 Remaining in Jesus is the WAY we FOLLOW Jesus Jesus remaining in ME is an UNCONDITIONAL commitment to those who FOLLOW Him Remaining in Jesus allows us to FULFILL our mission…PRODUCE FRUIT If we are producing fruit our lives will be… John 15:7-10 POWERFUL Is there anything in your life that can only be EXPLAINED by the power of GOD? GOD-CENTERED Does your life POINT people toward God? DIFFERENCE MAKERS Has anyone’s life become more like JESUS because…

Authentic Relationships

Authentic – real, GENUINE; not FAKE John 15:1-2 Fruit is the evidence of authenticity John 14:21-24 God will judge those who are not authentic Matthew 7:21-23 God is not satisfied with fruit you’ve already produced Philippians 1:6 God disciplines authentic believers for a purpose greater than the temporary pain James 1:2-4