Eric Bryant has a new project that just released called A Fruitful Life: Becoming Who You Were Created To Be.
Eric serves at Gateway Church in Austin, and previously he served at Mosaic in Los Angeles. His previous book is called Not Like Me: A Field Guide for Influencing a Diverse World (also known as Peppermint-Filled Pinatas).
Here’s more on the project from Eric:
We have the capacity for unlimited influence!
According to Jesus, no matter where we come from or what we’ve done or what limitations we may think we have, we actually can become live a transformed life and transform the lives of others. He promises that we can have a level of spiritual influence far beyond what we might imagine. We can bear fruit 30, 60, and even 100 times more than what was sown.
In the parable of the soils, Jesus explained that if we can avoid being like the first three soils, we could have a life that is described as fruitful. In other words, if we can learn to be receptive (hear God’s voice), tenacious (not give up on what we know we should do), and intentional (avoid distractions), we will be who we’ve always wanted to be.
Derived from Jesus’ parable of the soils, A Fruitful Life will help you with the following:
- Discover your calling.
- Make decisions using a grid for hearing God’s voice
- Overcome the most painful moments of life.
- Make progress in areas where you are most tempted.
- Experience renewal and bring change to others.
Applying the Scriptures to our life and developing the skills derived from the parable of the soils really is life-changing.
I have seen God do remarkable things in my life, in the lives of others who went through this material in small groups, and in the lives of those who experienced the material in the context of a retreat or sermon series.
When we are spiritually receptive, tenacious, intentional, and proactive, we are in the right place for God to work in our lives and through our lives.
I think this message is more important now than ever. As a society we’ve moved from hunting to farming to working in factories into what is now called the Information Age. Seth Godin refers to this period as the time for artists to emerge.
I would like to think of this as the Age of Influence. Technology has given us the opportunity to influence people from across the planet the instant we post something online. The world is smaller and our opportunities are larger.
For a free download of the overview, go to A Fruitful Life: Becoming Who You Were Created To Be.
Be sure to go to the last chapter in the overview to discover how to sign up for a chance to win the entire series.
Check out this video with Eric sharing more on A Fruitful Life:
Dr. Eric Michael Bryant serves with Gateway Church in Austin as the team leader for Central and South Austin and as part of the teaching team. Known for their mottos: no perfect people allowed and come as you are, but don’t stay that way.
Eric coaches church planters and campus pastors, teaches on Post Christian Ministry, and leads a cohort for a Doctorate of Ministry in Missional Effectiveness through Bethel Seminary where he earned his Doctorate of Ministry in Entrepreneurial Leadership. More on these opportunities can be found here.