Called to Bear Fruit
Jesus has chosen us to bear lasting fruit, which is a transformed life of Love, reaching out and obedience. He then loves and impacts other people through us.
How do we bear lasting fruit?
1. Remain (abide) in Christ. (verses 5 & 7)
To remain means to stay connected to the source of our life â€“ Jesus Christ, through His Word and His love.
2. Keep His Word remaining in us. (verse 9)
His Word remains in us as we meditate on it and hide it in our hearts.
(Psalm 119:97, 11)
3. We remain by obeying His commands.
(verses 5 & 7)
We know we are remaining in Him when we desire to, and actually do obey His commands!