Psalms 52:8 NIV ”But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever.
9 For what you have done I will always praise you
in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name,
for your name is good.

Key thought…
“If you want to flourish you have to get planted”
3 things that happen when we get planted in God’s house.

1. Roots go deep

Jeremiah 17:8 NLT “They are like trees PLANTED along a riverbank, with ROOTS that reach DEEP into the water. Such trees are NOT BOTHERED by the heat or WORRIED by long months of drought…

Psalm 1:1- 3 NIV “Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree PLANTED by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.”

2. Tree is strong

Psalm 92:12 NIV “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
    they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; PLANTED in the house of the Lord.”

3. Fruit will last

Lasting fruits take time to produce.

2 things you can do:

  1. Find a church

2. Get planted

Faith In Our Identity

Summer MixTape
Pastor Joshua Miller
Faith In Our Identity

Mark 10:13-16
13 One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
14 When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.

15 I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” 16 Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.

  1. Faith Like a Child- (Faith in who He is)

Romans 10:17
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

  1. Faith In Who I Am- (What He says about me)

Jeremiah 1:5
I knew you while you were still in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart.

  1. Faith In What He Says- (No matter the circumstance)

Mark 10:13