INCREASING OUR FRUIT PRODUCTION (Fruit of the Spirit 12)

How does a branch bear fruit?  By trying its best and working hard? By doing its very best?  No, a branch cannot bear fruit by itself.  If you see a branch lying by the side of the road and bring it home will you see fruit form, grow and ripen on it?  Never!  A branch only bears fruit when it is attached to the fine.  Actually the vine produces the fruit, the branch just displays it.  It manifests itself on the branch, but is produced within the vine itself.  The roots and trunk supply the branch with what it needs to produce fruit.   That was common knowledge to anyone in Jesus’ day, so that is the analogy Jesus used when explaining to His disciples that they needed Him to produce fruit.  It was late Thursday night, April 2, 33 AD, a few hours before the crucifixion.  Jesus knew His … Continue reading