Summary: The love of Jesus growing in you as a Christian is becoming a harvest of praise for our Heavenly Father. A big Thanksgiving to God. Maybe you have people in your life who are demonstrating similar fruit of the spirit in their walk with Jesus.
Summary: Friends Jesus does not want to see you end up on the burn pile of unfruitful unjoyful human beings. Jesus wants you and I to remain in Him for only in Him will we find the kind of Joy to sustain us through this life which can sometimes be a vale of tears.
Summary: Sometime change in our, and our churches, Christian perspective is so slow that we fail to recognize what is happening. It is like the drip-by-drip change, which Nazi ideology brought to Germany.
Summary: Jesus gives the last of the "I AM" statements in John and explains the relationship of the True Vine and true believers. He explains the principle of abiding in Christ in order to produce God-glorifying fruit.
Summary: Examinations for times of unfruitfulness (Material adapted from MATT PERMAN at: http://whatsbestnext.com/2011/08/does-god-require-faithfulness-or-fruitfulness/; and Jimmy Larche at: http://www.jimmylarche.com/fruitfulness-abiding-in-christ/)
Summary: The purpose of our salvation and commission is to produce fruits that will bring glory to God. Faithfulness in bearing fruits will attract the blessings of God and commendation, while unfruitfulness will attract the wrath of God and eternal condemnation.
Summary: We become what we behold. As we behold Jesus, our love for Him increases. With an increase in love comes an increased desire to obey. We find His promises and abundant life for us as we obey and walk closely with Jesus each day.