A Disciple of Christ is Fruitful
My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
John 15:8 NASB
John 15:8 – Life’s greatest purpose, life’s greatest product, life’s greatest proof
What is Fruit?
The Bible describes a Disciple bearing fruit in 5 ways
Fruit of the Holy Spirit (ACTIONS) a change in reaction
Gala 5:22 NASB “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
Fruit of our lips (SPEECH) a change in our words
Hebr 13:15 NASB “Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.”
Fruit of Light (APPEARANCE) a change in our looks – more like Jesus
Ephe 5:9 NASB “for the fruit of the light [consists] in all goodness and righteousness and truth, trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.”
Fruit of Righteousness (LIVES) a change in our life
Phil 1:11 NASB “having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which [comes] through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”
How? Hebr 12:11 NASB “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.”
Fruit of Converts (WITNESS) a change in our outreach
Roma 1:13 NASB “And I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented thus far) in order that I might obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles.”
Jesus spoke of this as well
John 15: 16 NASB “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you.”
Jesus makes is very clear that you have been chosen, appointed, to go and bear fruit.
Are you bearing fruit?
Are the ones you are discipling bearing fruit?
Are you Reproducing?