February 7, 2016 – Sermon Outline

“Growing Inside Out”

Scripture Reference: Mark 4:30-32, Matthew 13:33

I. “A mustard seed”

  • God starts small. (Mark 4:31)
  • The “mustard seed” is faith. (Matthew 17:20)

                     -God’s Work starts with faith. (Acts 16:31)

                     -Faith should grow.

                     -Faith enables us to receive. (Hebrews 11:33, Matthew 13:58)

                     -Faith results from hearing God’s Word.

II. The Kingdom is like bread rising.  (Matthew 13:33)

  • An inside job. (Matthew 13:33, Colossians 1:27)
  • Christ in us, changes us. (Matthew 13:33)
  • The life of Christ in us spreads to every part of our life. (Matthew 13:33)

Conclusion: Do you want your faith to grow? Do you want to become more and more like Christ?

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