The Fruit of Life

Many people have what is called a “green thumb.” Mine? It’s brown… a “brown thumb”. I can kill a silk plant. There is a problem in the world today that existed when Jesus came. No fruit! A healthy plant produces fruit. God’s followers many times produce nothing. We concentrate on what we “don’t” do anymore in the way of sin. We try to be nice to people, but God has more than that. He wants us to produce fruit for His kingdom. He wants us “reproducing” ourselves. The amazing thing is that when we do this… it motivates and thrills us. Producing “fruit” for God is fulfilling and exciting. This series will help all of us to understand more of what it means to “produce fruit” for God.

The Forbidden Fruit Tree

Sin is attractive. If all sin seemed ugly and gross, it would be easier to avoid. Truth is, like a big juicy apple on a tree looks juicy and sweet, sin can look the same. But we’re never a victim of temptation. Temptation can’t force us to do something. We are victims of our own…

THE CURSE OF THE FRUITLESS FIG TREE

Can you explain the case where Jesus ‘cursed’ a fig tree? There are several things about this that are hard to understand. Did Christ have a right to ‘curse’ a tree? What is the meaning of ‘curse’? Since the tree was apparently destroyed. Did he destroy property that did not belong to him? Some people…

A TREE BY THE RIVER

Have you ever noticed that some people are just different? When they look you in the eye, it’s as though they truly see the person you are. When they are faced with trials, it just seems that they reach down-deep inside and find both the wisdom and the strength to handle it. There is a…