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The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Posted: Friday, December 5

Pastor Jon Brooks // College & Young Adult Pastor

Pastor Jon Brooks // College & Young Adult Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Hosea 1:1-3:5
1 John 5:1-21
Psalm 124:1-8
Proverbs 29:5-8

 

Verse of the day:

 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too (1 John 5:1)


‘The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.’ This expression states the obvious…children often closely resemble their parents. Not only do they look similar physically, but they often inherit the character and personality of their mom and dad. It works the same way with our heavenly father. Once we believe that Jesus is God, transformation begins and there are all sorts of evidences that we are His child.

 

How can you know you’re God’s child? You’re God’s child if you keep His commandments. (1 John 3:24) You’re God’s child if you walk as Christ walked. (1 John 2:5-6) You’re God’s child if you love others instead of hating others. (1 John 2:9) You’re God’s child if you don’t make a practice of sinning. (1 John 3:6) You’re God’s child if you possess the Spirit of God. (1 John 4:13) May you and I increasingly be recognized as sons and daughters of God