ECWA FOOD FOR THE DAY - Sunday 21st March, 2021

TOPIC: FRUITFULNESS OF THOSE IN JESUS

TEXT: JOHN 15:1-11


This passage has often been misinterpreted to mean that a Christian can lose his/her salvation. This is most especially when the unfruitful branch is compared to a withered branch that dries up and is thrown into the fire to burn. A closer look revealed that the fruitfulness referred to here is the character of the believer. The analogy of a tree and its branches follows the natural order of growth and fruitfulness. Just as a mango tree cannot have branches that produce orange fruits, it is also true that Jesus cannot have believers who are grafted to Him that would not produce His kind of life. This is applicable to Jesus teaching that we shall know a person by the fruits he/she produces. This scripture could also be pointing out that just as we recognize a tree by its fruits, we can also know who truly has faith in Jesus Christ by his/her character. Your claim to be a Christian must be demonstrated by the quality of your character.


QUESTION

Do you know that what people see in you actually tells whether you are a Christian or not without even asking you?


PRAYER

God help me to be conscious of my daily life so as to demonstrate my faith in You. I will do this through the help and empowering of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name, Amen,