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Fruit/Full The Process

fruitfulWD John 15:1-4 (NLT) 1 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.


Degrees of fruit-bearing:

  1. Fruit

  2. More Fruit

  3. Much Fruit


The Process of Producing Much Fruit.
1. Correction
Correction comes because we are doing something wrong.
John 15:2 (NLT) He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit…
airo; To raise up; elevate; lift up, or to raise up from the ground.
Hebrews 12:4-11 (NIV) 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Proverbs 12:1 (NLT)
To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.

2. Pruning
John 15:2 He prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.
Pruning comes because we are doing something right.
Not all growth is healthy growth….

In Endurance Remember ….
  1. Keep Gods goodness in mind.

  2. Comfort is not the goal.

  3. Surround yourself with encouragement.

  4. Stay Connected

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