The difference between you and a branch

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. … Anyone who does not live in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.” (John 15:1-2,6)

Pruning hurts, but not nearly as much as being cut off and burned. The difference between you and a branch is that you can choose whether you bear fruit.

We are commanded to love God with all our being, to abide in Christ, to seek the Kingdom first, to make disciples, to love others as ourselves, to personally help “the least of these.” The Scripture is clear: Those who do not obey Jesus are not his disciples; his disciples are the ones who do obey. It’s time for the authentic church to stand up and be the Church. It’s time to bear fruit!


About Mark Kelly

Jesus follower, Bible reader, husband/father/son/brother/uncle, rider, hiker, snapshooter
This entry was posted in Bear fruit and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to The difference between you and a branch

  1. Pingback: 121207 – George Hach’s Inner Disciplines Journal – Friday | Quality of Life Ministries

  2. Pingback: Verse of the Day | ricklee's poetry plus

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s