Fruit

Evidence Of Growth, Evans Olang

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Proverbs 12:12, “…the root of the righteous yields fruit” 

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There are about 269 verses in the bible that talks about fruit. Fruits have always been known as the result of what was done before. If you plant an orange tree, your aim is to get orange fruits when the time is right and so is any other tree that you plant expecting fruits. In the garden of Eden, God had planted trees and they had fruits on them. Adam and Eve were told of the trees they could eat fruits from and the one they could not eat from. God did not just tell them not to eat from it but also gave them the reasons why. Read the rest of this entry »

Crucified With Christ, Benjamen Leahey

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Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” I would like to share with you about the nature of regeneration, and the life that follows as described by the Apostle Paul here in his letter to the Galatians. He speaks of an experience that one must truly enter into, this is not something God forces us to do, but we willingly enter into. The KJV renders the beginning of this verse “I am”, which more directly points to something we must daily enter into. I am daily crucified with Jesus, daily I die to myself, daily I live by faith. I cannot say enough that Christianity does not consist in church attendance, nor in bible reading, not in evangelism or good deeds, not even in the sacraments, for without a true work of grace within the heart, all of those things mean nothing. I must be crucified with Him, I must enter in to His death. I must repent of my sin, I must be born again. Read the rest of this entry »

Father Knows Child, by Evans Olang

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Job 2:10, “But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks…In all this Job did not sin with his lips”

“I woman X take you Job to be my lawfully wedded husband. To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part”. I do not think the vows are taken seriously in our time like in the past. These days people say one thing but mean something else. And here I want to understand what Job’s wife was getting into when she married Job. Read the rest of this entry »

Got Fruit? Pastor Phil Sessa

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“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing”,John 15:5

When looking in the Old Testament, God often portrayed and compared Israel to a vineyard. This can be seen in passages such as Isa. 5:7, and in Jer. 2 whereby God rebukes Israel, which Jesus uses indeed as a backdrop here in John 15. Read the rest of this entry »

Growth 2: To Grow More In The Lord…, Evans Olang

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John 15:1-8, vs. 2, “…and every branch that bears fruit He PRUNES, that it may bear MORE fruit”

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I cannot think of anything that causes more and faster growth like adversities. In the light of things going backwards or getting less or dying or eliminated has potential of causing greater growth in ways we could never imagine or fathom. You would think that in cutting back should create less opportunity for growth, not until you understand why a plant needs pruning (cutting back). Read the rest of this entry »

Setbacks Can Lead To Growth, Evans Olang

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John 15:1&2, “1 I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit”

We all have goals and time frames to accomplish them. If you have goals, you work hard to achieve them and many times within the time frame you have allocated those goals. Often times you find that in pursuit of your goal, there are some things that occur that creates setbacks or delays in what you are working hard towards. Read the rest of this entry »