Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rooted and Grounded Part Two

Notes from the message by Dan Smith at Emmaus Bible College, Fall 2012
8-29 & 8-31 are the original messages--- you can download or stream from itunes U!   A bonus lesson on Psalm 1 is also listed as 9-07

An introduction to our theme for the year as students, faculty, and staff... I suggest you listen to it online, Dr. Smith is much more articulate than I am!  The image ARE the same corn and stalks he held on stage during this talk.  I think these visuals are so powerful for children AND adults!   We need to reminded!

Rooted & Grounded

Ephesians 3:14-17 

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Colossians 2: 6-7
 6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Illustrations of these... see 

Be rooted in love,
            These roots will produce nutrition for your life...

Some lessons from science/nature....

The plant that lacked roots:
·         Short plant
·         Dry leaves
·         No fruit
·         No prop roots to help keep it stable

The plant that had roots
·         Tall plant
·         Full green leaves
·         Good and healthy fruit
·         Had multiple prop roots.
o   Help keep it upright

Both plants:
·         Same field
·         Same seed
·         Same time
·         Same weather
·         Same fertilizer
But yet so different when compared to each other


·         Germination – new generation of life
·         Give nourishment for growth
·         Give nourishment for health
·         Stability (via prop roots)
·         Nourishment for fruitfulness
·         Nourishment for stability
·         Nourishment for propagation

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