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Cultivate with Kelly Minter

Ep 7: Chosen To Bear Fruit

5/4/2021 00:31:35
Ep 7: Chosen To Bear Fruit
Is living from a place of rest truly possible? How do we faithfully walk through seasons of pruning and discipline? What does it take to bear healthy fruit? The vibrant imagery used throughout Jesus's teaching in John 15:1-5 powerfully depicts how, as Christ followers, our lives are meant to matter.

Join Kelly as she walks through the 7th I AM statement of Jesus, "I Am the True Vine." Your life was meant to matter. You're called to bear much fruit-fruit that will impact generations. 

"The Master Gardener is perfect in His work. He is perfect in His pruning. He never makes a mistake; There is nothing that He is going to go after in your life that will not result in even more fruit." 

Scripture References

John 15:1-5, 16

1 John 2:19

Hebrews 12:11

John 15:7

Helpful Notes

1. We Bear Fruit when we're attached to the True Vine

Vine + Branch = Fruit

2. We bear more fruit when we're surrendered to the Vinedresser 

Vine + Branch + Pruning = More Fruit

3. We bear much fruit when we abide in Christ 

Vine + Branch + Pruning + Abiding = Much Fruit

We remain in Christ when we remain in Christ's teaching (2 Jn 9); love one another (1 Jn 2:10); keep ourselves from willful sin (1 Jn 3:9); take care of the poor (1 Jn 3:17), confess that Jesus is the Son of God and Savior (1 Jn 4:14-15); believe God is love (1 Jn 4:16); obey God's commands (Jn 4:16).

Relevant Links

To go deeper into topics similar to today's you can check out Kelly's Bible study No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit Of Christ

Andrew Murray quote from his book, The True Vine

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Cultivate with Kelly Minter

The Cultivate Podcast is all about deepening our understanding of Scripture for a deeper love of Jesus. That's my simple hope. Yet we live in a crazy busy culture that makes it hard to prioritize Bible study. Not to mention, for many of us the Bible can be plain confusing or intimidating. That's why I'm so excited about this podcast! We'll get to study God's Word together.

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About Kelly Minter

Hi There. My name is Kelly Minter and I'm a Bible study author and teacher. I've written several Bible studies for Lifeway, including Finding God Faithful, All Things New, No Other Gods, Ruth, and a few others. I love to teach the Bible at my Cultivate Events across the country and also locally at my home church. I have a passion for missions, which is why I also work in the Amazon jungles of Brazil and the Eastern European country of Moldova with Justice & Mercy International. I wrote a book about my work in the Amazon called Wherever The River Runs. It's dear to my heart. I also love cooking, gardening, and having people to my house. It turns out, I pretty much wanted to write about that too, so a cookbook called A Place at the Table was born. Mostly, I love engaging with people as we study God's Word together, which is why I'm especially excited about the brand new Cultivate Podcast.

For a free 21-day devotional called The Blessed Life visit me at Kellyminter.com. Also, I'd love to connect with you on Instagram and Facebook.