A disciple remains and bears fruit

A disciple remains and bears fruit


According to John 15:1-17, Jesus is present with us, Jesus being the vine and his disciples the branches. Being a disciple means that, as a follower of Jesus, God abides in him and him in God (1 Jn. 4:16). Not only does the disciple abide in Christ but he also clings and rests not only in God but in the revelation he receives through the active work of the Holy Spirit in his life as the Spirit does the work of teaching the pupil (Jn. 14:26).

Bears fruit

As a direct result of this abiding, the disciple produces fruit (Jn.15:5). When the pupil of God remains in his Word, the Holy Spirit will produce in the disciple love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23).

Jesus was clear enough in saying that evidence of being a disciple is bearing fruit (Jn.15:8). When the disciple loves, is joyful, is peaceful, is patient, is kind, is good, is faithful, is gentle and proves to be able to control himself, God will not only be honored but glorified as well (Jn.15:8).

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