Bear much fruit! (Jn 15:8-15:8)

“My Father

Is glorified

By this,

That you bear

Much fruit,

That you have become

My disciples.”

ἐν τούτῳ ἐδοξάσθη ὁ Πατήρ μου, ἵνα καρπὸν πολὺν φέρητε καὶ γενήσεσθε ἐμοὶ μαθηταί.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that his Father (ὁ Πατήρ μου) was glorified (ἐδοξάσθη) in this (ἐν τούτῳ) that they had become his disciples (καὶ γενήσεσθε ἐμοὶ μαθηταί) by bearing much fruit (ἵνα καρπὸν πολὺν φέρητε).  God, the Father, was going to be glorified that Jesus had so many disciples that were bearing much fruit.  God, the Father, would be glorified by Jesus and his disciples with their good work.  Are you a disciple of Jesus who bears good fruit?

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