Good Fruit

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“If (we) hope to produce work that will bear good fruit, we must draw our life from the true source – our living Savior. He is real. He is present. But all too often we reduce him to an abstraction, giving him intellectual assent, but not our hearts.”  ~Michael O’Brien

Karl Barth, one of the great philosopher-theologians of the 20th Century, was asked after a lecture at the University of Chicago in 1962 if he could sum up his life’s work in a single sentence. “Yes,” he replied: “‘Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.'”grapediecut1

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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10 Responses to Good Fruit

  1. Mitch, thank you for sharing your walk of faith along with a perfect scripture and beautiful quote! Sunday blessings!!

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  2. Mitch, my favorite scripture! It’s why I named my set of Devotionals “Branches.”
    Yes, Jesus loves me – loves all of us.

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  3. Thanks Mitch! I always look forward to your dish of wholesome goodness you have to serve. I seriously needed to here this, today, no actually, right now.

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  4. Terri Nida says:

    I like simplicity. Jesus loves me – that’s all I need to know!

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  5. dtoft says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Interesting blog you have going on here Mitch. Be blessed. David

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sandi Staton says:

    Yes! Jesus loves me!

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