Engaged Within the Body of Christ
There’s a lost and dying world that needs some fruit of the spirit. Your boss needs it, your neighbor needs it. Your children need it. “No, it’s mine! Give me some more.” You sit and you eat and you become spiritually obese, kind of like I feel right now after all these bananas. Just kind of gross. You feel like you’re pulling a barge spiritually. You think, “What’s wrong with me? I’m going to 25 Bible Studies a week and I listen to KLTY every day.” You’re not plastic. You’re the peel people. “Hey, here you go! Here you go!” Do we have some peel people here? People who are not really connected and engaged within the body of Christ. People who are not really using their spiritual gifts within the context of the church. People who aren’t really a part of God’s house. The peel.
The third group of people we have here would be the produce. I mean, you’re producing real stuff. This stuff is just coming forth in your life, and you see people need it. It’s as though spiritually, as you live your life, you’re walking down the street or in the parking garage and you’re just handing out fruit of the spirit. [Passing out fruit] Boom. Biff. Boom. Behind the back and everywhere. You’re just giving it to people, because that’s where they need it. You’re not a plastic person, you’re not a peel person. The peel person’s on the ground. You’re giving out the fruit of this spirit, and this is what God wants us to do and this is what God wants us to be.
He says, “Don’t become plastic and remain plastic, don’t become a peel and remain a peel. Become a farmer’s market Christian, someone who produces fruit and gives it out day in and day out, over and over and over again.”© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Church