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(Colossians 1:28-9 NIV) He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.
√ I will one day be FULLY MATURE in Christ.
(1 Timothy 4:8 NLT) “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”
(1 Timothy 4:10 NLT) This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.
(1 Timothy 4:11 NLT) Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them.
(Luke 6:43-45 NIV) “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
√ FRUIT is a sign of growth.
√ Fruit indicates soil QUALITY.
√ Fruit only comes when I am CONNECTED.
(John 15:2 NIV) He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
(John 15:5 NIV) “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
Jesus connects me to…
√ Connects me to the FATHER.
(John 15:8 NIV) This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
√ Connects me to the BODY.
(John 15:12 NIV) My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
√ Connects me to PURPOSE.
(John 15:16 NIV) You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last–and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.