"When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus" Acts 4:13
A look at some of the things which stop us from stepping out in seeking the Lord's will for our lives.
Simon Lau 23/07/23
From the series 'Fruitful Disciples' - Be Fruitful & Multiply
Perhaps the key quality of fruitfulness is multiplication. It is the nature of fruit to carry within it the seeds of reproduction, and Jesus expected that his followers would carry the message to others to believe in him, and prayed for their protection, joy, love, glory and unity as he sent them out to do so. Wherever it goes, the gospel bears the fruit of hope, faith and love, do we have this confidence in the Gospel?
Paul Rogers 16.07.23
From the series 'Fruitful Disciples' - Growing Pains & Gains.
In John 15:1-17, Jesus uses an extended metaphor to give profound teaching about discipleship. The only way to bear fruit is to remain in him and in his love, to let his words remain in us and obey his commands, and to allow the Father to prune anything out which would weaken our ability to be abundantly fruitful- not necessarily bad things. These things (loving connection, obedience and pruning) are easy to say and know intellectually, but some of the hardest to put into practice.
Erica Richmond 09.07.23
From the series 'Fruitful Disciples' - The Fruitfulness of Christ
We are the fruit of Jesus’ life and sacrifice, and just as a seed reproduces the same kind of plant, so it is now Christ who lives in us. Our lifelong task is to live by the Spirit, not the flesh, so that we become increasingly like him, bearing fruit for God. This kind of fruitfulness is about the life of Christ flourishing in us.
Karen Swaffield 02/07/23