Make a Donation
About The Author
Holy Day Calendar
Free Online Bibles
Bible Reading Plan
|Get Daily Bible Study on Facebook||Get Daily Bible Study on Twitter Follow @WayneBlank|
"Prove To Be My Disciples"
by Wayne Blank
"By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples"
No one can be a Christian if they do not do what Christ taught. That may seem obvious, even unnecessary to state, and it should be. But the reality is that most who claim to be Christian today merely claim to be Christian, because they don't truly do what He commanded to do. Christ made a stark warning to those who use His Name to do as they please.
"For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
So what is the source of bearing "good fruit"?
"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If a man does not abide in Me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned [see Baptism Of Fire]. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples." (John 15:5-8 RSV)
Further, how can we bear good fruit?
"As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love." (John 15:9-10 RSV)