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The Apple Tree

  • For there is no good tree that brings forth rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that brings forth good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people don't gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. Luke 6:43 WEB

    We find it humorous when we get cut off in traffic by a rude driver and they have a Christian fish symbol on their bumper. At other times, we see that repairman who just charged you twice what he should have, has one on his card, so you are supposed to forgive him for ripping you off.

    Sometimes we are like an lemon tree that repeatedly shouts, "I AM AN APPLE TREE!", but we never produce any apples, only lemons. Jesus said that you will know a tree by its fruit. If we want to show the world that we are different, it really should be by our actions and not just by an outward appearance. When under pressure, our mouth always betrays us and reveals what is in our heart.

    Jesus said 'A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another' (John 13:34).

    Small things are big to God, and often the things that we think are big, are small to Him. It is the small things that make the difference in life. Sometimes just a little patience, a smile, or taking a little less for yourself is the difference between producing apples and being barren.

    Prayer: Father, help me to produce fruit in my life and guide me into all that You have for me. Forgive me of the things that I do wrong. Have patience with me and help me to have patience with others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell A Big Amen. Your prayer is my prayer. If anyone has tested His "patience" it's me. Thank you Pastor for your continued ministry.
January 27, 2016
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Amen
January 27, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
January 27, 2016
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro AMEN
January 27, 2016
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Tara Mills
Tara Mills Amen 
January 27, 2016
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
January 27, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
January 27, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield We should have patience with others just as God has patience with us!
January 27, 2016
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelliedited: January 27, 2016 Amen!! Over 30 years ago I started praying for patience, and oh boy did I get tested, but now I am patient.  When I take hubby to see his doctor he is always so impatient waiting and I always tell him have patience.  We have nothing else to do, we have the time to wait.  Whenever he says what's taking them so long, I say be patient, they will be here.  You are not the only one.  I have learned when you have patience you have no stress.  By the way I quit praying for patience too much came my way to make me patient....lol
January 27, 2016
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Love it, thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.
January 27, 2016- Edit- Delete
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli :) You're Welcome and God Bless You
January 28, 2016
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member I pray that I can always know and feel and do what Jesus would have to do for Him and for the up building of His Kingdom. That might life might be a light to lead others to Jesus. Thank you for this awesome message, God bless y'all in every way.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen! pastor Dion.  God created each of us different, and we all have different gifts, to serve God. God could just make us all do what He wants us to do, but He wants us to have a relationship with him and to use the gifts He gave us for us to serve each other. Patience with others is so important, because it gives God time to change our hearts and others hearts.
January 27, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen ♡ 
January 27, 2016
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Pamela Leslie
Pamela Leslieedited: January 27, 2016 I really enjoy these devotions everyday! They always seem to fit Me one way or another! That's God! Thank you Jesus!
January 27, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
January 27, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza "When under pressure, our mouth always betrays us and reveals what is in our heart." I love you qoutes Pastor Dion  Let us all be aware of what is in our thoughts for what ever comes out from your mouth will defile you.Let us Pray to our LORD GOD to remove all bad thoughts for they are from the devil. 
January 27, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
January 27, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen
January 27, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williamsedited: January 28, 2016 Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor!  Lord, Help me to produce fruit in my life, which I can only do by abiding in You.
January 28, 2016
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Pamela Leslie
Pamela Leslie Thank you Jesus for all your blessings. Help me Lord to be the witness you want me to be and produce the fruit you want me to be. I want to be a witness to others, so that they see Jesus in me and want what I have! I love you Lord! Thank you for all your promises You are the same today, tomorrow and forever! Thank you most for dying for me when I so did not and do not deserve your mercy and grace that are new everyday! The promise also that you will never leave me or forsake me. God you are so good! I love you my Heavenly Father!
January 28, 2016
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