In John 15:5-11 Jesus continues His teaching on abiding. We have to abide in order to bear fruit. It doesn’t happen any other way. “Yes, I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in me and I in him shall produce a large crop of fruit. For apart from me you can’t do a thing.” Real fruitfulness is only determined over an extended period of time. Jesus tells us that not only will be bear fruit if we stay connected, but it will be a large crop. If we don’t stay connected, we produce nothing. It’s pretty clear and simple. “If anyone separates from me, he is thrown away like a useless branch, withers, and is gathered into a pile with all the others and burned.”
There is not much middle ground here. There is an easy way to avoid being one of the…
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More Nigerians are still being killed in South Africa.
This is the first conviction of a Mugabe-era official since he stepped down in November after 37 years in power.