Being Fruitful

Being Fruitful

The most widely used metaphor in the Bible is farming. Metaphors are clearly one of the ways that God uses to teach us spiritual truth.

In John 1, we learn that John the Baptist leads Andrew to Christ, and Andrew, one of the 12 disciples leads his brother Peter to Christ. And then Phillip, one of the 12 disciples leads Nathaniel to Christ – Phillip brings him to “come and see” Jesus.

Tim Keller says that here we have a very important kind of principle at work: many times the way to find Jesus like this and to really know Him personally is almost always through a friend.

I believe our responsibility as Christians is to share who Christ is with others. Not to ram Christ down people's throats because that is not kind or respectful, and in fact that is very ineffective.

In today's message, I share some creative ways that we can bear fruit for the Lord – ways that you and I can invite others to, as Jesus said to Nathaniel, “come and see.”

In 1 Timothy 6:11-12 Paul tells us, “But you, man of God… pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith.” >> Watch on YouTube


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