Our vertical love for God must transform our horizontal love for others. Christ demonstrated His love toward His disciples by dying for them, serving them, caring for them, forgiving and investing in them. As followers of Christ, we are called to do the same to one another in Christ.
When Christ saved us, He calls us to grow and to mature in our walk with Him. There are distinct barriers and breakthroughs that we must respond to in order to level up in our maturity. John 15:1:8 teaches us what these three barriers are and how we can break through to become fruit bearing disciples for Jesus.
One of Jesus’ last words to His disciples was to go and bear much fruit. Bearing fruit for Jesus goes beyond just go character and behavior. Fruit bearing calls us to reach the world for Christ through multiplying disciples. The only way to bearing much fruit for Jesus is through intimacy with Him.
Being a fisher of men is to be a worker for God’s kingdom. God has called His disciples to become fishers of men because the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Transformation is what will make a believer to become a worker for Christ.