WHY DO WE NEED CHRIST?
That self-reliant part, surrendered to Christ can be powerfully used. Surrendered.
“… apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV)
It’s very hard to take those words seriously. After all, at first glance it doesn’t seem possible that we can’t do anything without Christ.
It seems to me that a lot of people do lots of good things without Christ? Anyone, even an atheist, can be kind, pay his suppliers on time, tell their boss the truth, visit the sick, befriend a lonely colleague, and do quality work. Isn’t that something?
Well, it certainly isn’t to be despised, but it seems to me that it isn’t the type of “fruit” that John’s Gospel was speaking of. Jesus is interested in the type of fruit that shows that we are His disciples and in the type that brings glory to His Father. So some of the things a non-believer may do might be exactly the…
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