Producing Fruit in All SeasonsBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 06/03/2018Foundation Scriptures: I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. John 15:1-8 KJV Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4:2 KJV 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. Psalm 1:3 KJV
1. Producing Year-Round Fruit.
a. In the Kingdom of God producing fruit is a year-round activity.
b. The fruit is spiritual.
d. Spiritual growth.
e. Many churches only produce fruit at Easter or Christmas.
f. They slack off in the summer months.
g. We should develop a consistency in our walk that produces fruit year-round.
h. Its not that you don’t have a rest or take a holiday, but you put things in place to continually be producing fruit.
i. For us, at The River, this means staying involved in our Houses of Joy and our Summer School of evangelism.
a. Each one reach one.
b. Each one teach one.
c. Make disciples.
d. Win the lost at any cost.
3. Plan and Prepare.
a. Make sure that you have everything in place to continue to produce fruit through the upcoming summer months.
4. Our Priorities.
c. Taking care of the saints – looking after God’s people.
d. Looking for business opportunities.
e. Advancing the Kingdom through business ventures.
f. Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together.
g. Hebrews 10:25 KJV – “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
h. Do not neglect your personal study of the Word (John 15:7).
5. Discuss How You Will Implement This During the Summer Months.
6. Much Fruit.
a. We stand in agreement with you that this will be one of the most productive summers that you have ever had.
b. And that you will produce much fruit.
c. Make a list of things you are believing God for.
d. We will believe with you for this to take place in the next three months.