Dec 31st, 2019
Fruitful in 2020 with Laura Dugger
John 15:2 (NIV) “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
Laura Dugger married her best friend, Mark, 10 years ago and they have 4 beloved daughters. Laura is a marriage and family therapist and her graduate school specialization was christian sex therapy. She believes this podcast was an idea from the Lord and she prays to obediently follow God’s direction and bring Him glory.
Additional Questions to Consider:
What are you uniquely positioned to do?
What are your unique strengths/passions/knowledge?
What do you feel like you are created to do?
How does your unique personality or temperament play into this?
What do you love to do?
What brings you joy?
How is this beneficial to others? How will it help people?
What would it look like to be even more fruitful?
What gifts has He given you?
What seeds are you sowing right now?
What fruit do you want to see in 2020?
Are you willing?
Now is the time to write down what you want from Jesus in 2020. What is it that you want?
What changes would need to take place so you could be even more fruitful?
Will you invite Him to prune you now in 2020?
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These Savvy Sauce Episodes:
Episode 37 on 1.28.19 Being Intentional with Marriage, Parenting, Rest, Personal development, and Leadership with Pastor, Podcaster, and Author, Jeff Henderson
Episode 57 on 6.10.19 Implementing Bite-Size Habits That Will Change Your Life with Author, Blogger, Podcaster, and Speaker, Kat Lee
Episode 70 on 9.2.19 Energy to Spark Success in Your Business with Best-Selling Author, Speaker, and Podcaster, Christy Wright
Scripture that informs this talk:
Genesis 1:27 (ESV) “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
Galatians 5:22+23 (NIV) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
Matthew 6:33 (KJV) “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Hebrews 12:9-11 (NIV) “Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Or fathers disciplined us for a little while as the thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
Galatians 6:9+10 (NKJV) “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith."
1 Corinthians 12:7 says (ESV) “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
John 14:26 (AMP) “But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. and He will help you remember everything that I have told you,”
Ephesians 3:20+21 (NIV) “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
2 Timothy 1:6 (NIV) “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands."
James 1:5 (NIV) “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should as God, who gives generously to all, without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
Proverbs 14:8 (NIV) “The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.”
Genesis 3:9 (NIV) “But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”
Mark 10:52a (ESV) “And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
1 Timothy 4:14a (NIV) “Do not neglect your gift"
Nehemiah 6:3 middle (ESV) “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down."
John 15: 1-11 (multiple versions)
Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.”
Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God‘s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“
Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.“
Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”