What is the difference between a Christian and someone who has yet to receive Jesus? The difference can be seen through what empowers their life: ‘Life’ or ‘death’. Our lives are an arena where these two sources compete to rule and bear fruit in our lives. … when we were in the realm of the … More What makes a Christian?
Fruitfulness is the first of three avenues Jesus says bring glory. He explains how- Very truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. [John 12:24] What does fruitfulness look like? The fruitfulness Paul lifts … More Glory in fruitfulness
We love to measure the fruitfulness of a person’s life by listing a string of achievements. When Paul talks of the fruit of the Spirit in a person’s life he speaks of qualities that though recognisable are challenging to measure. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness … More Use frustration for growth