Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit

The True Vine – Jesus

John 15:1 
Psalm 80:8-9,
Jeremiah 2:21

The Vinedresser – The Father

The Branch

  • Does not bear fruit – False Christian
  • Does bear fruit – True Christian

Does Not Bear Fruit – False Christians

False Vines:

  • Churchianity (Matthew 13:24-30)
  • Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
  • The Good Person

Does Bear Fruit – True Christians

  • Spiritually Dead
  • Spiritual Infant
  • Spiritual Child
  • Spiritual Young Adult
  • Spiritual Adult
John 15:6
John 15:2-7
Hebrews 4:12
2 Timothy 3:16

“The matter is quite simple. The bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined. How would I ever get on in the world? Herein lies the real place of Christian scholarship. Christian scholarship is the Church’s prodigious invention to defend itself against the Bible, to ensure that we can continue to be good Christians without the Bible coming too close. Oh, priceless scholarship, what would we do without you? Dreadful it is to fall into the hands of the living God. Yes it is even dreadful to be alone with the New Testament.”

Søren Kierkegaard
John 15:8

Glorified Fruit Versus Manufactured Fruit

Galatians 5:19-23
John 15:9-11