“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me” (John 15:4).

Spiritual fruit is not something manufactured by human effort, but the Spirit as we abide in Him. The missional task of the church is never the result of us being religious in our sanctuaries but, rather, it is accomplished as we are fruitful in our daily lives–bearing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

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