ROMANS 1:13

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Sunday Morning:November 21, 2004

Text: Romans 1:13-15 "Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 14. I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also."

FRUIT AMONG BRETHREN

Romans 1:13"Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles."

FRUIT TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM

Matthew 21:43"Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."

FRUIT IS PRODUCED BY LIFESTYLE

Matthew 7:15-23"Beware of false prophets (teachers), which come to you in sheep's clothing (they say Lord, Lord and donít do the will of the Father), but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16. Ye shall know them by their fruits (lifestyle and doctrine). Do men gather grapes (fruit) of thorns, or figs (fruit) of thistles?

EVIDENCE THROUGH LIFESTYLE

Matthew 3:8"Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:"

EVERYONE BEARS FRUIT

17. Even so every good tree (teacher) bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree (teacher) bringeth forth evil fruit. 18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

MANY PROPHETS WILL SAY

21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22. Many (prophets, teachers) will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied (taught) in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you (he denied them): depart from me, ye that work iniquity [lawless]."

FRUIT THROUGH THE BRANCHES

John 15:1-5, 8"I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

FRUIT OF THE BRANCH

2. Every branch in me that beareth [present active] not fruit he taketh [present active] away: and every branch that beareth [present active] fruit, he purgeth [present active] it, that it may bring forth [present active] more fruit.

YOU MUST BE CLEAN

3. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

CAN NOT BEAR FRUIT ALONE

4. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear [present active] fruit of itself, except it abide [present active, to continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, stay] in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide [present active] in me.

WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO ABIDE

5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth [present active, to continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, stay] in me, and I in him, the same bringeth [present active] forth much fruit: for without me ye can do [present active] nothing.

THE FATHER IS GLORIFIED

8. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear [present active] much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples."

FRUIT OF THE VINE

Mark 14:25"Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God."

FRUIT OF THE VINE

Judges 9:13"And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, . . ?"

WE REFRESH THE LORD

Proverbs 25:13"As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters."

THE FRUIT OF OUR LIPS

Hebrews 13:15"By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."

FRUITS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Philippians 1:10-11"That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 11. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God."

FRUIT OF THE ABBA SPIRIT

Galatians 5:22-23"But the fruit of the (Abba) Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

THE SPIRIT OF GODíS SON

Galatians 4:6"And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."

 

THE ABBA SPIRIT

Mark 14:36"And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt."

FRUIT

Romans 12:10"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;"

BEING A BLESSING

Romans 12:13-17"Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men."

PROVOKE UNTO LOVE

Hebrews 10:24"And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:"

JESUS WAS HUNGRY

Matthew 21:18-20"Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. 19. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever [age]. And presently the fig tree withered away. 20. And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!"

FRUIT IN SEASON

Psalms 1:3"And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."