Where’s My Fruit?

Sunday Evening Service

Jun 26

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Bearing good fruit is God's purpose for our lives.

What is fruit?

  • Your attitude
  • Your actions
  • Your account

How to bear fruit?

  • Abide in Christ through communion in the Word
  • Abide in Christ through dependence on the Spirit

Why bear fruit?

  • Your purpose
  • Glorifies God

What hinders fruit?

  • Not abiding in Christ
  • Sin

Weeds that choke the fruit

  • What if you don't see much fruit in your life, although you are abiding in Christ?
  • Parable of the Sower: Luke 8:5-15; Mark 4:1-20; Matthew 13:1-23
  • Fruit bearing takes time and we need to be patient
  • What chokes the seed? Luke 8:14; Mark 4:19
  • The 3rd and 4th soils are the same; the difference is the thorns in the 3rd soil

What are weeds?

  • Worries - cares of this world - Philippians 4:6
  • Wealth - deceitfulness of riches - 1 Timothy 6:9-10
  • Wants - pleasures of this life; aka the lust of other things
  • Weeds take up space, nutrients and time

A Weed Check

  • Are you distracted by worry?
  • Are you deceived by wealth?
  • Are you depleted by wants?

Scripture Verses

John 15