We Must Abide to Bear Spiritual Fruit

Big Truth:

We Must Abide to Bear Spiritual Fruit

Psalm 1; Philippians 1:9-11; Matthew 3:8; Mark 4:20; Romans 7:4; Matthew 12:34

Bible Verse:

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

John 15:5

Big Ideas:

  • Everyone is bearing the fruit of the flesh or the Spirit.
  • We cannot bear the fruit of the Spirit unless we abide.
  • Abiding leads to constant repentance and obedience.

Bible Passage:

Galatians 5:16-25; John 15:1-11




This series serves as an introduction to the Holy Spirit, who He is, His role in the life of a Jesus follower, and His gifts in our lives. We are called to follow God, to serve for His purposes, and to use our gifts for His glory. This series will help students understand why and how they are gifted by God.

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Every student should know that:

  • Every good gift comes from the Father.
  • They have been specifically and uniquely gifted to bring God glory.
  • Spiritual gifts are given for the edification of the body of Christ.

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Every student should strive to:

  • Pursue unity with other members of their church family.
  • Use their gifts for the good of God’s people.
  • Practice regular repentance and obedience.

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Every student should feel:

  • Thankful for the various gifts God has given their church family.
  • Convicted of the ways they bear the fruit of the flesh.
  • Secure in their standing as God’s children through the Holy Spirit.

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Every student should want:

  • To be known for loving others like Jesus loves.
  • To learn more about their spiritual gifts and the gifts of others.
  • To both suffer and rejoice with God’s people.