John 15 – Do You Bear Fruit?

Jesus refers to himself as the vine and that we are the branches who can be pruned by the Father so that we might bear fruit.

Bearing fruit in the Scriptures means being transformed and bringing transformation to others.

Jesus promises that if we remain in him, stay rooted in him, we will bear fruit just as naturally as a branch would bear fruit. He reminds us that apart from him we can do nothing. We can do good things and maybe even important things, but without him we cannot do any God things, things with an eternal significance.

For a free overview and assessment on my book Fruitful: Becoming Who God Created You To Be, go to www.ericbryant.org.

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Message Notes:

Jesus refers to himself as the vine and that we are the branches who can be pruned by the Father so that we might bear fruit.

Bearing fruit in the Scriptures means being transformed and bringing transformation to others. We experience more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (fruit of the Spirit) and we help others find faith.

Jesus promises that if we remain in him, stay rooted in him, we will bear fruit just as naturally as a branch would bear fruit. He reminds us that apart from him we can do nothing. We can do good things and maybe even important things, but without him we cannot do any God things, things with an eternal significance.

This is important because the world opposes those who follow Jesus. Our antidote to this opposition is love. Loving each other as Jesus loves us because “greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (‭‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭‭13‬ NIV)

For a free overview and assessment on my book Fruitful: Becoming Who God Created You To Be, go to www.ericbryant.org.

When reading this passage what stood out to you?

How do you sense God may want you to apply what you discovered?

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