North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

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On this page you’ll find supplemental devotional material for our teaching series “UnLearn.” Before you begin, here are a few details:
  • There will be 3 devotionals for each week of the series (7 weeks total).
  • At the beginning of each weekend, the 3 devotionals corresponding to that weekend’s sermon will be published here.
  • The 21 devotionals (3 devotionals per week for 7 weeks) together will cover the entire Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7).
  • If you prefer a hard copy of these exercises, there are links to download and print the devotionals. At the bottom of each devotional is a link to download all 3 devotionals for that week.
We hope and pray that as you explore Jesus’ incredible teachings, He will show you how to think and live more like He does.

Week 7 – Devotional 1

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Scripture: Matthew 7:15-20

We have arrived at the end of Jesus’ sermon, which is perhaps the most challenging section of the whole message. He ends with several images to help explain what it means to follow him—a commitment that plays out in every area of our lives. Today’s passage highlights the importance of “fruit,” or visible signs of God’s work in a person’s life and influence on others. But this isn’t just a helpful way for us to identify bad prophets, pastors, friends, or confidantes; as we learned in this weekend’s sermon, Jesus’ teachings aren’t just about everyone else. He is also asking us to do the hard work of examining our own fruit.

REFLECT

What fruit can you observe in the lives of those closest to you, in whom you place your trust?

What is the fruit coming from your own life and your influence on others? In other words, how has God been at work in your character and your relationships?

RESPOND

Identify someone who has exhibited the fruit of God’s Spirit in their life. Send them an encouraging note to thank them for their role in your life.

Download Week 7 Devotional.