Outdoor Illustrations for “Death to Self”: Dry Streams + Dead Branches

Spending time in the outdoors is an incredibly eye-opening experience in that God’s Creation is full of illustrations that can teach us about deep spiritual realities. This reflection highlights two very common outdoor illustrations: 1) dried-up intermittent streams, and 2) dead branches.

Outdoor Bible Study (Ephesians 2:1-10): “Spiritually alive” or “spiritually dead?”

How do you know if you are “spiritually alive” or “spiritually dead?” How can we enjoy the abundant life the way God intended us to experience?