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### John 15:1-8 Jesus said to his disciples, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples."

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1 Sarah R = "Christians should take this verse to heart. After all, Jesus was clear that not everyone who called, "Lord, Lord," would be allowed to enter His kingdom (Mt 7:21). James said that belief isn't enough, as "even the demons believe - and shudder" (Jam 2:19). We can believe that there is a God and Jesus is His Son, but unless that belief becomes faith IN that God and IN Jesus His Son, and unless that faith is evident through our lives by bearing fruit, what good would that belief do us? Nothing at all."
2 Sarah R = "What does it mean to abide in Christ?"The word "abide" basically means "to remain." Every Christian remains inseparably linked to Christ in all areas of life. We depend on Him for grace and power to obey. We look obediently to His Word for instruction on how to live. We offer Him our deepest adoration and praise and we submit ourselves to His authority over our lives. In short, Christians gratefully know Jesus Christ is the source and sustainer of their lives."- See http://www.gty.org/resources/questions/QA161/What-does-it-mean-to-abide-in-Christ for the full article."
3 Sarah R = "Question: "What does it mean to be a fruitful Christian?"Answer:The Bible often uses the metaphor of fruit to describe the produce of our lives. Fruit can be either good or bad (Matthew 7:18;Luke 6:43).Romans 7:5says, “For when we were in the realm of the flesh . . . we bore fruit for death.” A fruitful Christian will produce better results: “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life” (Proverbs 11:30).Fruit is the direct result of whatever controls our hearts (Matthew 15:19). The fruit of a life not surrendered to Jesus includes “sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, idolatry and witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage,” and many more evil acts (Galatians 5:19–20). In contrast, thefruit of the Spirit of Godis “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22–23).Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/fruitful-Christian.html#ixzz3Z6BkyaXs"