What is the purpose of life?
Why do I exist?
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth— everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
(Isaiah 43:6-7 NIV)
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
(John 15:1-2 NIV)
1. Jesus is the vine.
2. The Father is the gardener.
3. You and I are branches.
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
(John 15:5 NLT)
When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
(John 15:8 NLT)
What is fruit? Fruit represents good works such as: positive thoughts and actions that please God.
1. Inner fruit
2. Outward fruit
You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit.
(John 15:16a NLT)
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
(Ephesians 2:10 NIV)