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Unforgettable: The Words of Jesus…about Salvation

Matthew 13:1-9; John 12:24

4 Heart Conditions Jesus identifies in people:

  1. I don’t acknowledge that I need Jesus. Matthew 13:18-19
  2. I don’t use faith to believe in Jesus. Matthew 13:20-21

ABC’s of Faith: All-in Belief and Confession Romans 10:8-10; Acts 2:38; 2 Corinthians 7:10

  1. I don’t have room for Jesus Matthew 13:22
  2. I do understand my desperate need for Jesus, and receive Him wholeheartedly.

“You know there’s a root, when you see the fruit!”

5 Kinds of Fruit from a True-heart Conversion:

  • True heart-dependence upon Jesus and His provision. Jeremiah 17:9; John 14:6
  • True heart-change made apparent by the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23; Romans 6:22
  • True heart-commitment to the Great Commandment. Matthew 22:37
  • True heart-compassion for the lost around us. 2 Corinthians 5:18
  • True heart-goodness resulting in good works flowing from faith. James 2:14-17; 2 Peter 3:9

Next Week’s Reading Guide:
Matthew 13:45
1 Corinthians 1:10-17
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Matthew 18:1-6
Matthew 18:10-14
Matthew 18:15-20
Matthew 18:21-35

Discussion Questions

  1. Which of the first 3 heart conditions best described you before receiving Christ?
  2. Discuss together the root of repentance. What kinds of attitudes do we need to be constantly repenting of to embrace dependence on Christ?
  3. Discuss the 5 kinds of fruit of a “True-heart conversion”, one at a time. Which fruit is most bountiful in your life? Which fruit is most lacking?
  4. How can you “up” the production of fruit in the low area?
  5. Are you an “ABC”, All-in Believing Confessing Christian? Share.