Where's the Fruit? (7 of 11) by Jeff Schreve
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John chapter 15, Jesus is talking to the disciples at the Lord's Supper at the Last Supper and Judas has already left and He is just with the true believers and He says this in verse 1, ''I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. By this is My Father glorified that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
We're in a series called: Footsteps, we are learning what it really means to follow Jesus. And the evidence that you are truly a follower, not just a fan of Jesus but truly a follower of Jesus, the evidence is fruit. Fruit, there is going to be fruit in your life if you're a true follower of Jesus. That's what he says in John chapter 15, ''I am the Vine, you're the branches, you're going to bear fruit for Me.'' Now what does it mean to bear fruit for the Lord? Well, there are different kinds of fruit. If you know the Bible very well, you know in Galatians it ...
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