SUNDAYS, 10:45 A.M.
Welcome to our Summer Series!
We are continuing our summer series called “FRUITOLOGY”...
so what does it mean to produce fruit? The Biblical principle of producing fruit is often used in Scripture to describe the results of someone who truly has an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ.
John 15 begins with Jesus giving us a metaphor: "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 bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit" (John 15:1-2).
Just as a vine naturally bears fruit, God intends for His children (Christians) to produce fruit in order to glorify His name. So what is this fruit that Jesus desires from us—this fruit that glorifies God? Galatians 5:22–23 gives us some insight: "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control."
We’ll learn that living a godly and holy life—a life full of love, joy, peace, and so forth—is bearing fruit. Also, sharing the gospel and winning others to Jesus and helping them to grow spiritually is another way to bear fruit. The apostle Paul wrote to the church at Rome, "I often planned to come to you. . . that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles" (Romans 1:13). And let’s not forget that sharing the resources that God has blessed us with is bearing fruit. When Paul collected an offering from the Gentiles for the poor saints in Jerusalem, fruit was the term he used to describe the offering (see Romans 15:28
You’ll be welcomed & you can come just as you are…
no strings attached! Got questions?
Hope to see your family at Parkview!
- Pastor Doug & the entire Parkview Family