What Jesus Did! 'True Disciples' — John 15:8

Thursday, October 6, 2022

[Jesus said,] "When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father."
— John 15:8 NLT

Key Thought

True disciples become like their teacher, Jesus! (Luke 6:40) That means their lives are fruitful. They take on the character of Jesus (Galatians 5:22-23). They also care for people as Jesus does by living sacrificially and redemptively (Philippians 2:5-11). Their Christianity isn't all talk, but it is demonstrated in both word and deed (1 John 3:18). They let the fruit of their lives bring glory to God through the things they do and the way they live their lives (Matthew 5:16).

Today's Prayer

Holy and righteous God, my heavenly Father, please fashion me into a true disciple — one of your children who brings you glory because of the quality of my character and because of my commitment to bring others to know your grace. Help me to live like Jesus. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 3:7-10
  • Matthew 7:15-20
  • John 4:34-38


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Illustration of John 15:8 NLT — [Jesus said,] "When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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