Fan the Flame – Practice the Word

Pastor Phil Derstine 3-6-22


Practice the Word – Luke 6:46-49

·      Luke 6:47 “I will show you what he is like who come to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. (48) He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock.  When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.”

·      Practice your faith in God’s Word – as a doctor practices medicine, a lawyer practices law.

·      Practice what you Preach!  Practice makes Perfect!

·      II Timothy 3:16 (NIV) “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. (17) That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly equipped unto all good works.”

·      II 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.”


The Revolutionary Teaching of Jesus – is our Spiritual DNA


1.  Love your Enemies Luke 6:27-36

·      Love, do good, bless, pray for... your enemies

·      John 13:35 “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

·      Matthew 22:40 “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Love God and your Neighbor)


2.  Do not Judge – Luke 6:37-42

·      Do not judge or condemn… rather forgive

·      I Corinthians 4:3 “I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.  (4) My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent.  It is the Lord who judges me.”

·      John 20:23 “Whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained.”


3.  Bear good Fruit – Luke 6:43-45

·      The only kind of fruit people want to pick!

·      John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

·      Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”


Philippians 4:9 “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.”