First published May 9, 2020
One of the first commands humanity receives from God is to be fruitful and multiply. What does this mean for us in our world today? How can we enjoy fruitfulness and facilitate multiplication as modern disciples of Jesus today?

Mother’s Day Celebration

Ice Breaker

Tell us about a mother figure in your life…

Praise and Worship

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Sermon

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Digging Deeper

Reflect on the sermon today – did any ideas strike you that you’d like to comment on?

For people who don’t or can’t have children, is the command, “be fruitful and multiply” extra difficult?

What do you think of this idea: In the context of Adam and Eve, the command “be fruitful and multiply” meant to have children, but in the context of the New Testament it refers to our churches – that our churches need to be fruitful and our communities need to grow, both in love and in number.

Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  When we’re asked to be fruitful, which fruit resonate with you? Are all the fruit equal? Can we choose which fruit to display?

Challenge

How can I be fruitful this week and multiply God’s kingdom?

Connect with your Mum, or a Mother figure in your life, and tell them how special they are to you.