Posted by Joel Tiemeyer on Jan 28, 2018

Planted - The Backstory #4

Planted - “Fruit where you are, Roots where you’re Growing.”

 

3 Keys to “Roots”

  1. Attending - 3 Sunday’s per month. National statistics show active church attendance is 1.8 Sundays a month. 
  2. Inviting - Inviting means Invested. If you won’t invite someone it is because of one of 2 reasons: A Fruit Issue or A Root Issue.  You’re Not Producing or You’re Not Planted. 
  3. Invest - Time (Attending), Talent (Fruit or Inviting), Tithe (Financially)

 

Matthew 7:15-17

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.”

 

Matthew 12:33 

33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

 

Planted - “Fruit where you are, Roots where you’re Growing.”

 

Roots where you’re Growing. 

Matthew 12:33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.

To “Make” the tree good we must be Rooted in His Presence, not concerned about our Production.

Now that you are active in your faith, producing where you are, its time to develop “Roots to where we are growing.”  

 

Backstory

Everyone has a Backstory.  

God cares about the Unseen and Undercover more than the Highlights. 

What is a “Backstory”? A backstory is all the stuff you do not see, that makes fruit what it appears to be. 

 

Illustration: Highlight video -  https://youtu.be/M5_4UBPwpzY -  Emmitt Smith Highlights

Why do we compare our backstory, the unseen and undercover, against everyone else’s highlight videos? 

I love CrossFit because in CrossFit they emphasize the day to day grind rather than the CrossFit Games. 

 

For us, the body of Christ, to “make the tree good” we have got to love the Backstory more than the Highlight Video. 

We must desire to be Rooted in his Presence over the Greatness of our Production. So through this message I’ll continually emphasize #PresenceOverProduction.

Many of us have embraced, tolerated or even disciplined ourselves into the backstory but it is time to fall in love with it. 

I LOVE my time with my Father every morning a lot more than preaching. 

 

Embracing the Backstory:

Jesus had 30 years of Backstory for 3 years of ministry. 

Moses had 40 years in Egypt and 40 years in the desert of Backstory before he led Israel. 

David was 12-16 when he was anointed and 30 when he became King. 

Joshua was had 40 years of backstory before he led Israel into the Promised land. 

Abraham was 75 when he left Haram and 100 when he had Issac. He had 25 years of Backstory.  

 

Unseen - The Roots

Isaiah 61:3 “that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.”

Oak Tree Roots - Oak Tree Roots first form a major Tap Root. Soon the taproot is surpassed by an extensive root system spreading horizontally. This lateral mass of roots will bring the tree moisture and nutrients for its lifetime. Most oak tree roots lie only 18 inches under the soil. They may spread, though, to occupy a space 4 to 7 times the width of the tree's crown.

 

We have got to ask God to develop our backstory for fruit to remain. Over the next 10 years you will have a backstory for all your up front fruit.

Gods heart in the backstory is to make your roots deeper, wider and stronger in Him, then the Fruit will speak for itself.

 

Undercover - The Dirt

Society loves the platform and no one likes the dirty work but Roots love dirt.  

 

Not everything that happens in this life is from God, but in the everything that happens, if we will look to grow deeper instead of taller, we will stand tall in the end. 

When a storm hits it does’t hit the roots, but the depth of the roots will determine how the tree will stand in the storm. 

 

When the storm hits:

Production says “Please Pray” vs. Presence says “Pray Like This”

Production says “I Need a Word” vs. Presence says “I Got a Word”

Production says “God, Come to Me” vs. Presence says “I’m Getting Into the Presence of God”

 

People say “God use me!” but we need to pray “God Root Me!”

 

#PresenceOverProduction

 

Planted - The Backstory #4

 

Opening Scripture:

 

Welcome of Shake Hands - Visitors - Dismiss Kids

 

Honor: Larry and Tammy Holland 

 

Planted - “Fruit where you are, Roots where you’re Growing.”

 

3 Keys to “Roots”

  1. Attending - 3 Sunday’s per month. National statistics show active church attendance is 1.8 Sundays a month. 
  2. Inviting - Inviting means Invested. If you won’t invite someone it is because of one of 2 reasons: A Fruit Issue or A Root Issue.  You’re Not Producing or You’re Not Planted. 
  3. Invest - Time (Attending), Talent (Fruit or Inviting), Tithe (Financially)

 

Matthew 7:15-17

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.”

 

Matthew 12:33 

33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

 

Planted - “Fruit where you are, Roots where you’re Growing.”

 

Roots where you’re Growing. 

Matthew 12:33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.

To “Make” the tree good we must be Rooted in His Presence, not concerned about our Production.

Now that you are active in your faith, producing where you are, its time to develop “Roots to where we are growing.”  

 

Backstory

Everyone has a Backstory.  

God cares about the Unseen and Undercover more than the Highlights. 

What is a “Backstory”? A backstory is all the stuff you do not see, that makes fruit what it appears to be. 

 

Illustration: Highlight video -  https://youtu.be/M5_4UBPwpzY -  Emmitt Smith Highlights

Why do we compare our backstory, the unseen and undercover, against everyone else’s highlight videos? 

I love CrossFit because in CrossFit they emphasize the day to day grind rather than the CrossFit Games. 

 

For us, the body of Christ, to “make the tree good” we have got to love the Backstory more than the Highlight Video. 

We must desire to be Rooted in his Presence over the Greatness of our Production. So through this message I’ll continually emphasize #PresenceOverProduction.

Many of us have embraced, tolerated or even disciplined ourselves into the backstory but it is time to fall in love with it. 

I LOVE my time with my Father every morning a lot more than preaching. 

 

Embracing the Backstory:

Jesus had 30 years of Backstory for 3 years of ministry. 

Moses had 40 years in Egypt and 40 years in the desert of Backstory before he led Israel. 

David was 12-16 when he was anointed and 30 when he became King. 

Joshua was had 40 years of backstory before he led Israel into the Promised land. 

Abraham was 75 when he left Haram and 100 when he had Issac. He had 25 years of Backstory.  

 

Unseen - The Roots

Isaiah 61:3 “that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.”

Oak Tree Roots - Oak Tree Roots first form a major Tap Root. Soon the taproot is surpassed by an extensive root system spreading horizontally. This lateral mass of roots will bring the tree moisture and nutrients for its lifetime. Most oak tree roots lie only 18 inches under the soil. They may spread, though, to occupy a space 4 to 7 times the width of the tree's crown.

 

We have got to ask God to develop our backstory for fruit to remain. Over the next 10 years you will have a backstory for all your up front fruit.

Gods heart in the backstory is to make your roots deeper, wider and stronger in Him, then the Fruit will speak for itself.

 

Undercover - The Dirt

Society loves the platform and no one likes the dirty work but Roots love dirt.  

 

Not everything that happens in this life is from God, but in the everything that happens, if we will look to grow deeper instead of taller, we will stand tall in the end. 

When a storm hits it does’t hit the roots, but the depth of the roots will determine how the tree will stand in the storm. 

 

When the storm hits:

Production says “Please Pray” vs. Presence says “Pray Like This”

Production says “I Need a Word” vs. Presence says “I Got a Word”

Production says “God, Come to Me” vs. Presence says “I’m Getting Into the Presence of God”

 

People say “God use me!” but we need to pray “God Root Me!”

 

#PresenceOverProduction

 

 

 

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