Devotional Thought

Devotional Thought : John 15:8

May 25, 2021

“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15:8I went to Israel on a study trip in 2014. Before my trip, I understood Israel was the “Promised Land,” a “land flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3). I didn’t expect there to be so much…

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Short Devotion : Romans 7:4

March 8, 2020

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.” Romans 7:4 We produce fruit for God,…

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Short Devotion : Mark 12:2-3

March 24, 2019

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed.” Mark 12:2-3 According to Jewish law, a property owner received produce from the tenants, even…

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Freedom in Christ

I am a branch of the true vine, chosen and appointed to bear fruit

November 5, 2018

I’m continuing the series on: How God Sees Us, which commenced here. Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener … Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you…

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Glasses on Bible

On making fruit

March 14, 2016

In John 15, God speaks of himself as the vine and his people as the branches, who draw their nourishment from him. In this way, we use his energy, not ours, to produce much fruit. Fruit trees don’t struggle and strain to produce fruit. They merely allow the nourishment to flow in, and the fruit…

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