Sunday, April 10, 2011

Got Fruit?

Then Jesus told this story: “A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed.  Finally, he said to his gardener, ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.’
“The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer.  If we get figs next year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.’”  (Luke 13:6-9)

How often do we just 'take up space'?  How many chances do we get to bear fruit?    Do we disappoint God when he comes looking for fruit in our lives?  What 'special attention' do we need?  What fertilizer do we need to add to our lives so that we will bear fruit?

Got fruit? 
Why not?

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. (John 15:16)

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