What kind of person…really? (Luke 6:45)

A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart.  An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.  (Luke 6:45) “I know he’s done some terrible things, but he’s really just misunderstood.” “Yeah, he cusses and yells and lies sometimes, but he’s really […]

Service (Luke 4:39)

So [Jesus] stood over [Peter’s mother-in-law] and rebuked the fever, and it left her.  She got up immediately and began to serve them.  (Luke 4:39) In the culture of Jesus’ day, it was customary and expected for a woman to serve as a hostess whenever guests were in her home.  So, the fact that Peter’s mother-in-law […]

Consistent Fruit (Luke 3:8)

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance.  And don’t start saying to yourself, “We have Abraham as our father,” for I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!  (Luke 3:8) There’s no point in saying “Jesus changed my life” if your life hasn’t really changed.  Anyone can pray […]

Jesus wants to give you fruit that lasts

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 15 JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU FRUIT THAT LASTS “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide.”  (John 15:16a) If you’re like most people, at some level you want to make an impact […]

God wants to help you grow

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 13 GOD WANTS TO HELP YOU GROW Matthew 13:1-50… In Matthew 13, Jesus tells four parables about things that grow, three about sorting good results and people from bad, two parables about the great value and worth of the Kingdom of Heaven, and one about those who understand […]

The Fruit You Get

Christians often talk about having “fruit” in our lives, but how do you get it? But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.” -Romans 6:22 “The fruit you get.” Notice Paul doesn’t say the fruit […]

So Prove to Be

Fruit matters, and whether or not it’s real makes all the difference.