Give: The Fruit We Bear
Prayer of Praise:
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
Jesus: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 NIV
“Of itself, a branch is weak and useless. … The branch cannot produce its own life; it must draw that life from the vine. It is our communion with Christ through the Spirit that makes possible the bearing of fruit.”
–Warren Wiersbe on John 15
Praise Jesus as the Vine and sole source of fruit-bearing in and through you for His Kingdom.
Read Deuteronomy 29:16-19
What warning is given here? What type of fruit will result?
What lies at the heart of those who bear this fruit?
What will be the result for the whole community?
Read Romans 7:4-6
What happened in Believers which makes it possible for them to bear fruit for God?
What is the state of the heart of those living in the flesh? What kind of fruit was produced?
Not all fruit we bear is good. Some is bitter and poisonous. Considering both passages, how are we to live in order to bear fruit beneficial to His Kingdom?