Yesterday, continuing our study of John 15, Ron had us looking at the fact that as friends of Jesus we are to go and produce fruit that abides. We focused on vs 16... I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide... (you can review the full sermon outline from our resources page)
Here are a few thoughts to chew on this week as you seek to apply the message in your life:
Fruit is Christlikeness in ordinary life, potentially impacting the eternal destiny of others
I try to start each day using a personal adaptation of a simple prayer from Ruben Job's little book "Three Simple Rules". It occurs to me that it helps me to apply much of what I heard in yesterday's message. Perhaps you will find it useful too:
Inviting God’s intervention in our lives
Loving Teacher, come and make your home in my heart today. Dwell within me all day long and save me from error or foolish ways. Teach me today to do no harm, to do good, and assist me so that I may stay in loving relationship with you and my neighbor. Help me today to be an answer to another’s prayer so that I may be one of your signs of hope in the world you love.
Last week Verne Montana posted a comment that seems to summarize a really good way to live out this weeks message:
A comment to last weeks blog post by Verne Montana
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