The Key to the Christian Life: Be Fruitful

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What’s the essential message to guide you in your Christian walk throughout all of life–a simple encouragement bringing clarity for those who wonder what to do with their life, who seek direction in work, in education, in relationships, and in ministry calling?

It’s the first two words the Bible records God speaking to humankind, and it’s an expectation He maintains throughout the Bible: “Be fruitful.”

This is what God expects of His creation, what proves we are Christ’s disciples and what glorifies the Father. So, are you fruitful?

Perhaps the greatest impediment to fruitfulness is that we are notoriously conditioned to be consumers.

Our souls need the truth Jesus revealed to His disciples the night of the Last Supper:

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. … As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

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