Recognized By Our Fruit

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23 NLT) Speaking of false prophets Jesus said, “By their fruit you will recognize them” (Matthew 7:16 NIV). The same is true of God’s children. Only by our fruit will people beContinue reading “Recognized By Our Fruit”

Follow in His Footsteps

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” (Luke 6:27-28 NIV) Jesus always practiced what He preached. When Peter struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear, Jesus “touched the man’sContinue reading “Follow in His Footsteps”

Belonging to Christ

The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. (Acts 11:26 NIV) The disciples were identified as followers of Christ no doubt because their lives exemplified His character. Many people carry this title, not realizing its implication. Whenever we claim that we’re Christian, we’re saying that we belong to Christ, and belonging to Christ means thatContinue reading “Belonging to Christ”

Don’t Follow to Unfollow

Someone had the following quote on their social media profile, “Don’t follow to unfollow.” Those who are familiar with how social media works know what that means. The person is simply saying, “Don’t follow me only to unfollow me later.” I was reminded of John 6 where many who had been following Jesus stopped followingContinue reading “Don’t Follow to Unfollow”

Are You Following Him?

After this a lot of his disciples left. They no longer wanted to be associated with him. Then Jesus gave the Twelve their chance: “Do you also want to leave?” Peter replied, “Master, to whom would we go? You have the words of real life, eternal life. We’ve already committed ourselves, confident that you areContinue reading “Are You Following Him?”