Why did Jesus Say you will know them by their fruit?

“You will know them by their fruit.  Do people get bunches of grapes from thorny weeds, or do they get figs from thistles?”

Matthew 7:16 (See Matt. 7:15-20)

It’s important that we pay attention to the fruit we’re putting out to the world through our lifestyle, words, actions…on the strong vine producing grapes or caught up in weeds and thistles.  


Rev. Oreon Trickey is a long-time resident of Chicago, where she currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Congregational Life at LaSalle Street Church.  Oreon is also the chairperson of the RLC board of directors, and the Director of Breaking Bread, a ministry of hospitality and outreach to hungry and homeless individuals in Chicago. In addition to her ministry at LSC, she is a certified Spiritual Director, Enneagram facilitator, and blues guitarist.  Oreon always appreciates deep conversation, strong coffee, and hearty laughter.

Christian Fruit | Bible.org

Feb 2, 2009 – Christian Fruit. But back to the biblical teaching on fruit. What is fruit? Actually the question ought to be phrased in the plural: What are fruits …

Disciples of Jesus Are Known by Their Fruit – Greg Laurie – Following …

When we have a change in conduct and character in our lives, it is a type of spiritual fruit. … Because a disciple of Jesus Christ will produce spiritual fruit. Jesus said, ” ‘My true disciples produce much fruit.

What is the key to bearing fruit as a Christian? – Got Questions?

How can I bear more spiritual fruit in my Christian life? … The more we allow the Holy Spirit free rein in our lives, the more this fruit is evident (Galatians 5:16, 25).

Become a Fruit-Bearing Christian – Bible Study Tools

We need to see that if our work is to be acceptable and effective, it must come as fruit; it must be the spontaneous outgrowth of a healthy, vigorous life, the Spirit …

Fruit Of The Spirit – AllAboutGOD.com

Fruit Of The Spirit – The nine visible attributes of a true Christian life: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.

Fruit: What a Christian life is all about – The Journal of Biblical Accuracy

This article is about the purpose of Christian life, which is no other than being a … It is all about knowing God and His Son Jesus Christ and bringing forth fruit.

The Fruit of the Spirit – Christ’s Command to Us: Bear Good Fruit and …

Feb 3, 2008 – Jesus Christ taught important spiritual lessons regarding the “fruit” of our lives. What are those lessons, and how well are we applying them?

Disciples of Jesus Are Known by Their Fruit by Greg … – Christianity

Christian’s life should be characterized by these things. Are you producing fruit? Or is the opposite true? Instead of love, is there hatred, bitterness, or even …

The Fruit of Hope: Joy | Desiring God

Jul 6, 1986 – Without Christian hope my life and your life cannot yield Christian joy or love or boldness or endurance.

Glorifying God by Bearing Fruit in Union with Christ | Desiring God

Feb 3, 2014 – If such a thing were possible, if such a thing were conceivable — that one could be damned for loving God and loving perishing people enough …

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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