Bear Fruit: 2

‘Abide in Me, and I in you.’ John 15:4 NKJV A branch doesn’t bear fruit by trying, working, or straining. It bears fruit by simply ‘abiding’. What does this mean? How do you abide in Jesus? Let’s illustrate it this way: when you put a tea bag in a cup of hot water, something happens. As the ...Read More

Today’s Readings

Philippians 3:8–14 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 1 Corinthians 5:13 11   I will remember the deeds of the LORD;    yes, I will remember your wonders of old.12   I will ponder all your work,    and meditate on your mighty deeds.13   Your way, O God, is holy.    What god is ...Read More

Bear Fruit: 1

‘No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.’ John 15:4 NIV Jesus said: ‘My Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch… that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the Word ...Read More

Today’s Readings

1 Corinthians 15–16 3:1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,   “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:  ‘Prepare the way of the Lord;    make his paths ...Read More

Cast or Keep

‘Casting all your care upon Him.’ 1 Peter 5:7 NKJV When it comes to dealing with your fears and worries, you have two choices; cast them on the Lord, or keep them and try to handle them yourself. When the Communists came to power in China, missionary Isobel Kuhn decided to escape on foot across the snow-covered ...Read More