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f FRUIT BEARING.
A Condition Which Is Essential to Discipleship. Sermon by the “Highway and By way" Preacher—Important Les son* from the Figure of the llrauch and the Vine. [Copyright, 3902, by A. N. Kellogg News paper Co.] Chicago, • . 1902, Text.—"Herein Is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples.’1—John 16:8. The Figure of the Vine.—No object was more familiar to the eyes of our Saviour or His disciples than were the great spreading grape vines with their immense clusters of luscious fruit hanging in purple glory amidst the sheltering green of the vines’ foliage. The landscape of Palestine was fringed with the fruitful plants. Probably, many times after the work of the day was over in the little car penter shop at Nazareth, Jesus sat under the cool retreat of the grape ar bor and. with the Old Testament books in His hand, had become familiar with the metaphor of the prophets. To dwell under the vine and fig tree was emblematic of domestic happiness and peace; the rebellious people of Israel were compared to “wild grapes,” “an empty vine,” “the degenerate plant of a strange vine,” and in Isaiah’s par able of the vineyard He saw a picture of Israel and of God’s patient, dealing with them. With what interest He must have searched out each separate reference as the light- broke in upon His soul of the true meaning of every symbol and parable. Is it any won der that during His ministry He should make frequent use of the symbol of the vineyard and the vine to illustrate His teachings? The most beautiful and most profound of all His utterances is the last final word with His disci ples before His crucifixion. I The passover supper had been eaten and the new supper instituted which > was to commemorate. His sacrifice for them. The quiet sadness and solemn impressiveness of the evening gather ing in the upper room linger with them as they go out into the coolness of the night and pass on their way to the garden of Gethsemane, for it is 4 possible that the last portion of Jesus' talk with His disciples was spoken while on their way to the garden, if . they were not actually within its bor A ders. with the suggestive grape vines B on every hand, outlining their leafy ■ foliage against the darker background ^ of the night. “You see that splendid vine over yonder. We have passed it and ad mired it many many times during the years we have been together. Do you remember that hot day after the weary travel when we rested here and refreshed ourselves with the luscious fruit? Well, what that great, strong vine is to the branches and the fruit I am to you in the spiritual life. Yon remember as we sat under the shade of that olive tree there, we watched the faithful husbandman going over the vine and caring for it. Here the prun ing knife was used, there the destroy ing growth which had attacked the branch was removed and the branch purged; a little farther along a dead branch- was still clinging to the vine It- had failed to put forth leaf and fruit with the return of the season because its channels were choked and the life-giving nourishment of the vine could not flow through it. This dead branch the husbandman quickly sev ered from the vine and cast it from him. All the thought and hope of the husbandman rested in that splendid vine. Fruit was what he was after and anything which interfered with its growth was cut and pruned and purged away. My Father is the Husbandman of the True Vine. Every branch in Me that beareth not fruitHe taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit He purgfeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 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 noth ing. If a man abide not in Me. he is cast iunn as a urancu, anu is v\ imereu; and men gather them, and east then: into the fire, and they are burned. “Herein is My Father glorified, thai ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be mj disciples.” Fruit Bearing.—Our text brings be fore us an exhaustless theme. Tb< marvelous conceptions which it sug gests would supply material foi many sermons instead of one. Th< theme to which we are going to spe cially direct your attention is that oj Fruit Bearing. At this time of th< year bow Nature seeks to force this lesson upon us. The waving fields of tasseling corn gladden the farm er’s eye, and as he makes ready tin corn crib for the ripening harvest h» rejoices in the Fruit Bearing of bis broad acres. What if Nature’s void is not heard, and his soul is dead t< the call of God to bear fruit even ai his fields yield him the increase? A stroll through the orchard is i wonderful and inspiring sight. Tin bending branches groan under thei weight of fruit, and each red-cheekci apple expresses in visible form tin mission of that tree and the purpo.n of Nature in giving the sun and tin rain. Fruit Bearing is the harmonious melody ringing all through the orchard and what if the soul rests unmovci in the presence of such lavish givirij on the part of Nat ure and fails to lean the lesson of Fruit Bearing? “My Fa ther is the Husbandman.” He ha placed you in this world for a purpose the bearing of fruit. He has a righ to expect fruit. And as the husband man cuts out and casts away the un fruitful branches, so will God do wit] you, 0 soul! if you fail to bear frui to His honor and glory. No matte how beautiful a leaf and foliage yo are growing in your life, if the frui is lacking you have missed the su preme purpose of God in you, and ar cast out to be burned as a useless am dry branch. With what impatienc would you go year after year to th fruit tree in yonr orchard that failei to bear the fruit which you have right to expect, and for which th tree wf s given room in your garden At last the exclamation would burs from your lips: “Cut it down, fo why cumbereth it the ground?” Am can you, O soul! knowing that thi is so, be indifferent to your barrenles life? Can you rightfully demand mor of your fruit tree than God has a righ %o "demand of you? Can your belly b satisfied with the good things which Nature gives in eloquent testimony of the necessity of Fruit Bearing, and your soul not recognize its obligation to God to bear fruit in its turn? The very passion of vegetation all about us, from the rare plants of the garden to the weeds that grow every where, is one of Fruit Bearing. My mower during the -summer has kept my lawn clipped close and the occa sional pflantain has had a hard exist ence. but I noticed that the more I cropped them, the closer they pressed to the ground, and although the leaves were scarred and small, the stalks of seed were vigorous and well developed, and seemed instinctively to hug the ground to escape the cutting knives of the mower. Over in the corner of the yard where the rabwer did not reach was a plant with large anti spreading leaves, and high rearing stalks of seeds, the natural healthy attitude of the plant. But the plantain in the grass plot threatened by the mower bent every energy and every ingenuity to the mat uring of its seeds. ' The passion ruling the hidden life of that plant was Fruit Bearing. Every energy went to the accomplishment of this supreme ambition. The mov ing impulse of its life was that it might bear fruit and thus perpetuate its species. The ruling passion of the human life should be Fruit Bearing in Christ, for which it was created, and without which the soul dies alone, having noth ing wherewith its life can be perpetu ated beyond the grave. In connection with this thought may be quoted the words of Christ: “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die. it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” The germ of life in the corn is impatient until it is set free in the spreading roots, growing stalk and ripening ear. Its Fruit Bearing per petuates its life. It finds a new and fuller life in the fruit which is the reward of its service. And no less is the necessity and obligation of Fruit Bearing resting upon you. for “herein is My Father glorified that ye bear much fruit, so shall ye by My disci ples.” Fruit Bearing is a test of dis cipleship, and a fruitless life reveals the fact that we are not abidinsr in the vine, notwithstanding lip profession, but are branches destiped to be cut away and cast into 1lie fire. Conditions of Fruit Bearing.—You are to bear fruit, but not the fruit which is grown apart from the Vine in the life of the unregenerate man. “As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye. except ye abide in Me.” Here is the secret of Fruit Bearing: the kind of Fruit Bearing which is able to satisfy God. Apart from the True Vine you may be able to grow fruits of character and life which will de ceive the world, but you cannot deceive God. and the false fruit will be cast out with the severed branch which gave it birth and both will be burned. If you would bear fruit you must abide in the Vine. But how to become part of the Vine is of first importance. No one by Na ture is part of the True Vine, but we may be grafted therein. This process is realized at conversion. Faith in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God and the Saviour of the world brings us into the vital relationship to the True Vine which enables us to bear fruit to the satisfying, or, as our text puts it, to the glorifying, of God. The figure of the vine and the branch shows how close and vital is the relationship which is sustained be tween Christ and those who have been cleansed in His precious blood and have been born new creatures in Him. In fact, as Mr. Moody used to say: “God has made no provision in the Bible for isolation. Scripture expres sions all show a contrary state of things: We are ‘branches’ in the vine, ‘members’ in the body, ‘stones’ in the temple, ‘brothers and sisters’ in the family, bearing a close relation to each other. We have first to look up and realize our relation to God; and then to learn the various relationships we have to our neighbors. All are in their different niches, filling the place God has piven them: and we must desire. not only to serve God, but by love to serve one another.” The condition of vital importance to Fruit Bearing is abiding in the Vine. The bearing of fruit follows as a most inevitable result. If the life of Christ, the Vine, is flowing through us, the branches, it will be as natural for us to bear fruit as for the rain to fall from the overshadowing cloud upon the earth. As the sap responds to the wooing of springtime, and comes coursing through the channels and ducts of the parent trunk and sends the throb of awakening life to the outermost branches, so the life of Christ, the True Vine, flows to the branches which abide in Him, and they feel the electric thrill of that life which is unending. The sap in the natural vine serves a three-fold purpose, even as does the life of Jesus Christ as it ' flows through the believer: First, it ' keeps the branch in a healthy condi tion; second, it helps it to grow, and third, it compels Fruit Bearing. ! A healthy branch must be fed by the life of the vine. If anything oc curs to disturb the normal condition of the vine, and restrict the flow of ' sap to the branch, an enfeebled con ■ dition ensues, growth is stopped, ’ and Fruit Bearing made impossible, j Make a ligature around the branch of a vine, cutting off a part of the life-giving, growth-feeding sap, and see how long your branch will re main healthy. The fresh green of the foliage will disappear, the bark ’ will dry and shrivel, and it will take but a -glance to see that the branch is in an unhealthy and dying con^i t tion. Is there something pressing t upon your life which is cutting off from you the flow of the vital life of j Christ? Are the “cares of this world t and the deceitfulness of riches,” the desire for selfish pleasure, the yield , ing to the fleshly appetites and lusts, j the cherishing of some hidden sin, , choking the channel of your life, and , preventing the Christ life reaching j you? Each succeeding day which t passes while such a condition exists » brings, more deadness to the branch, ’ and makes it harder to recover a l healthy state again. The branch to r be healthy must have unrestricted 1 flow of sap from the vine; and you, 5 dear Christian friend, must lave no 5 strictures in your life which would 5 cut off the life-giving presence ot t Jesus Christ if you desire to remain > in a healthy spiritual condition. But mere healthy condition of the branch is not the ultimate aim of the vine in sending to it the life-giv ing sap. Every pulsation of the flow ng sap sings a song of growth,which enlarges the branch’s possibilities for Fruit Bearing. How beautiful it is year uy year to note the enlarging ind farther reaching branch of the vine. It. carries its silent message of purpose and progress. The husband man justly complains if it is other wise, and marks the undeveloping branch for the brush heap and the Eonsuming fire. But growth does not mark the ulti mate purpose of the vine in the branch. Every event, every develop ment in the life of that branch has been eagerly bending towards the nne grand purpose of Fruit Bearing. If the swaying branch could speak what a glad song of hope it would sing of the coming days of fruitage, which would be its glory. With the returning life in the spring we would hear it murmuring softly to itself, as it felt the vitalizing sap, swelling in bud and leaf, of the developing of its beau tiful dress of green and its fragrant blossom. But it would not rest con tent there. As the leaf spread out in its sheltering foliage and the blossom unfolded to the warmth of the sun and the cool refreshing of the soft falling rain, again the ambitious branch would be heard singing its song of hope of the days just ahead when the blossom would give place to tne torm ing fruit, and the leaf would shelter from the heat and storm. But not even, then would the branch rest content, but it would eagerly draw on the vine for more life, more nourishment, so that the swelling fruit might be brought to perfection. And not until the bloom of the ripened fruit marked it in beauty as ready for the harvest would the branch be willing to rest ini its mission; not until then would it be heard to rejoice in the full conscious ness of a destiny wrought out, of a pur pose in life fulfilled. So must it be with the branches in Christ. Abiding in the Vine, not that they may have life only, but that they may grow and develop. Abiding in the Vine, not that they may grow and develop only, but that their growth and development may be fol lowed by Fruit Bearing. The Fruit Bearing Period.—This is marked by the blossom, the stage of develpoment and the ripened fruit. It is not enough that the branch deck herself with blossoms. If the blos soms as they fade and drop away do not leave behind them the forming fruit, to what purpose was their growth and unfolding. They have belied their pro fession and have brought reproach upon the nourishing vine. Are there many fair blossoms of promise spring ing from you as you draw life and nour ishment from the Vine ? Do not let your heart rest content with the thought of their beauty and fragrance. Hemem ber that they must quickly give place to the forming fruit, or they abide alone and a barrenless branch, stripped of its blossomless beauty, sways desolate ly from the disappointed vine. Many reach the blossoming stage, but the frost of indifference and carelessness nips the tender blossoms of promise, and destroys the possibility of fruit; or the mildew of worldly ambi tions and pursuits blights the blossom and smothers the fruit that might oth erwise have been grown; or the vio lent winds of adversity, or the hail storms of persecution may have come just at the critical blossom period and forever blasted the hope of fruitage and harvest. Oh, how many things come to destroy the blossoms'before the fruit is formed. What is it in your life that is blighting your blossoms and cutting off the fruit forming period? And with the passing of the blos soms comes the fruit developing stage. If the life of. the vine is al lowed to feed the branch, how quickly the fruit responds and devel ops day by day. But again, so many blighting conditions arise to inter fere with this important period in Fruit Bearing that many who -pass the blossom stage and see the form ing fruit fail to bring it to full and luscious ripeness. Oh, what a re sponsibility! Not enough to blos som for Christ, not enough to form fruit for Christ. Our responsibility does not ftid until the harvest comes and the full ripened fruit is placed in the Master's hand. The Pruning.—And then the hus bandman purgeth and pruneth the branch that it may bring forth more fruit; for it is the branch that has shown fruit-bearing possibilities that is pruned. The branch that bears only .promising blossoms is cut off and cast away. The branch that stops at green and sour grapes is little better, but is cut off and cast into the fire. It is the branch which brings the little fruit to perfection which is lovingly pruned that it may bring forth more ifruit. The pruned branches in the springtime are not attractive. It is not pleasant to be cut; to be seemingly deprived of growth in this direction and that, but as the summer days lengthen into the autumn and we see the larger clusters of more luscious grapes on the pruned branches we realize the wisdom of it all, and re joice in the husbandman’s skill and faithfulness. So it is in the Christian life. “No chastening for the pres ent seemeth to be joyous, but griev ous; nevertheless afterward it yield eth the peaceable fruit of righteous ness unto them which are exercised thereby.” The pruning is for the purpose of more Fruit Rearing. “He that abideth in Me, and I in him. the same bringeth forth much fruit.” Mr. Meyer says: “We are in Christ, not because we hold Him, but because He holds us; therefore wre must expect the Fa ther’s pruning. Yet do not dread the knife. It is His Word, wielded by a Father’s hand; and if we will yield to the golden pruning-knife of the Word, we shall escape the iron one of sorrow.” i “And herein is My Father glori fied, that ye bear much fruit.” Thin) of it! Glorifying the God of Heaver through Fruit Bearing in Christ Jesus Well may the angels of Heaven envj the exalted privilege of God’s chil dren here in the world, for “in the ages to come” we are ‘‘to show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Chrisl Jesus.” How? By Fruit Bearing “For herein is My Father glorified that ye bear much fruit; bo shall ye be My disciples.” _ * $.. - ~T~ I i i - —A dr. MOFFETTS .ggg Cures Cficlera-Infantcm, £■ S Dierrh«ea,Dysentery, ani 9 9 —J J • ■ 1 ^ Bin the Rnwel Troubles of & A ■ Children of Any Aga. S Aids Digestion, Regulates ■0 (TEETHING POWPKRSIhI the Bowels, Strengthens Costs Only 25 cents at Druggists, ^teething easy* Or mail 25 ceoU to C. J. MOFFETT, M. D., ST. LOUIS. MO. Tuskeobb. 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