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Jim at Growing Faith June 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Beyond us looking at other people to see their fruit, it is also good to take a look at our own lives to make sure we are bearing fruit.

the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control

Do we see that in our own lives? Are we seeing more of it over time, as we grow in Christ?

I know for me, as an early believer, I didn’t bear much fruit. However, over time, Christ has changed me, and I have come to bear more fruit. I pray that the trend continues in my life!

So, if you are bearing little, don’t give up. Draw closer to Jesus. Ask Him to allow you to bear more fruit. When we pray to do God’s will, expect those prayers to be answered!

Jack Wellman June 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Great point Jim. All new believers like all new trees take some time for fruit to be revealed and then to ripen so you make a great point there. Bearing fruit does take time. I myself am never satisfied and need to keep abiding in the vine daily for me to draw from the life-giving sap of the Spirit of God and from the Vine Himself, Jesus Christ. Change is a lifetime, lifelong process which is why I am so greatfull that God is patient.

Clayton July 1, 2015 at 5:42 am

Dear Pastor Jack

I cannot express how overjoyed I am with the work the Lord has introduced you to. Through this website and its edifying content I have become a fruit bearing tree and this has only been through the power of the Holy Spirit who has been a great Couselor and foundation of which my roots are planted into.

Touching on the topic of fruit bearing, I concur with brother Jim and celebrate his comment when he says, …”it is also good to take a look at our own lives to make sure we’re bearing fruit” The key words that strike me are “make sure”.

I pray that the good Garderner (God), gives us the grace and mercy to make sure that we tend to our own trees and that we produce the fruit not self edifying only, but praising and glorifying unto the Kingdom of God.

Thank you once more, for a God infested site and I pray He continues to work in your life as you touch so many of us.

Jack Wellman July 1, 2015 at 7:41 am

You are so kind Clayton. Thank you. It is rare to find such edifying comments such as yours. May God richly bless you sir for that.

Thabani nkomo March 2, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Good day you are really making us grow in knowing Christ, what is the different between bearing fruits spiritual and wining souls is it the same thing?

Jack Wellman March 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

I think growing in grace and knowledge is knowing more of Jesus and God but bearing fruits are showing your life in Christ like love, peace, joy, (Gal 5:22-23) but winning souls is helped to know that the power is in the gospel ROm 1:16; 1 Cor 1:18) and not in the person who shares it. May God bless you my friend in Christ.

Kehinde Usman September 18, 2016 at 5:26 pm

Thank God for your life and the teaching. You provide us with invaluable resource to share with our brethren.

Elizabeth January 4, 2017 at 9:59 am

Pastor Wellman, this article has been very helpful in explaining bearing good fruit. You have answered many questions I’ve had in regards to this topic.
Thank you!

Jack Wellman January 4, 2017 at 10:15 am

Thank you Elizabeth. All glory to God for I have nothing that I did not receive from God (1 Cor 4:7).

Anita Mupingo July 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

I was reading the Bible then I decided to google what bearing fruit means and this article has really helped. I have a clearer understanding now and I hope I continue to live in accordance with the Spirit and bear fruit! Thank you Sir and God bless

sara July 26, 2017 at 8:46 pm

Thank you so much for this beautiful article. I especially enjoy all of the comments–making me feel like part of the family. I hate doing christian life alone, and it is so hard for me to get to church with broken bones. I pray that I find a good, sound Bible church. Thank you again for this article. It really is my desire to bear much fruit and to reflect Christ. Thank you. Sorry, but I do not have email.

Manu October 4, 2017 at 9:22 am

Thank Pastor
Excellent explanation about bearing fruits.
Thank you

Jack Wellman October 4, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Thank you Manu. May God richly bless you for your encouraging words.

Perry Blake November 27, 2017 at 10:21 pm

If we don’t have as much passion toward Jesus today as we did when we first believed we have backslidden. The only way to keep this from happening is to abide in his word and when we abide in his word we abide in him and when we abide in him we bear his fruit in our lives. As Jesus said I do nothing of my own I abide in the father and the father in me .Jesus was also bearing the fruit of the father as we will bear the fruit of Jesus.

Simon April 27, 2019 at 1:22 am

Thank pastor, i came upon this article its a valuble message for present generation.

Moromoke June 11, 2019 at 3:49 am

Thank you sir for the teaching, ibread John 15:16, talking about Christ chosen me and planted me to bring forth fruits and I was wondering the kind of fruits He wants from me. Now I know through the teaching on your website that I am expected to bring forth the fruit of the Spirit as it is listed in Gal 5.
Please pray for me, I desire to grow in Christ to know him more and know and do his will on a daily basis. May the good Lord continues to use you mightily for growing Christians like me around the world in Jesus name.

EMMANUEL Opoku July 4, 2019 at 5:50 am

Please how can a Christian bear fruit.
Please can you give me some factors.
2)what are important of bearing fruit as a Christian

Jack Wellman July 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

Bearing fruit like showing people kindness, being gentle with people, and self-control by refusing to satisfy the flesh, or showing others your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5). That’s what fruit we bear and people can see it!

Eliya September 10, 2019 at 5:41 am

Great teaching Pastor!
this gives a clear understanding of the fruits of the spirit.

However, could you please help me understand why it said that we will not be saved by works when all the fruits of the Spirit are actually works that builds our character? the bible thereon Gal 22 says those fulfilling worldly desires will not inherit the kingdom of God and yet people believe that we still don’t need to do anything but believe that “Christ is lord” only.

desperately need understanding of this!!!

John October 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm

Hi Jack, Woke up this morning wrestling in my spirit about the struggle within. I’ve been working over seas for over 10 years and with that has limited my fellowship with other believers. Seems like I’ve been on the Flesh/Spirit fence for so long. After reading this article I was reminded again about abiding in Him. Thank you for explaining that those who are not saved will not care at all and will fulfill the flesh, and those who are saved will have a conflict knowing what is right, but doing the opposite. (Rom 7:19) I know where the strength comes from, it’s just my stubborn nature that likes the flesh (still). Thanks again for this message. –John

Denise Dion March 2, 2020 at 8:31 am

Thank you so much for explaining, “bearing fruit”. I’ve searched for answers to that question but never got such an in-depth explanation as you have so graciously given me. Thank you so very much!!!

Urey Hooper August 23, 2020 at 4:59 pm

Thank you for clarifying Christian fruit. Thank you.

Jack Wellman August 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Thank you for your comment Urey.

Johannes Ngwenya August 24, 2020 at 3:49 pm

Thanks for the good message,am very worried the way some Christians leave their Christian life by not showing any signs of the spiritual fruits,but still attending church every week but I learned a lot to abide to the vine thank you

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