1. Growth: This ensures stability and fruitfulness. There are different levels of growth (Hebrews 5:13-14). We need to work towards growth in our faith, in understanding of God's word.
a. Cravings for God's word
b. Availability for service
c. Impact and influence on others
2. Nurturing (Luke 13:1-9): To bring forth fruit, nurturing is essential. It is not enough to keep growing, nurturing is important.
3. Pruning (John 15:1-2). God desires that we bring forth more fruits. Your present level of fruitfulness doesn't hinder you from bearing more but to qualify for bearing more fruits, we need to be PRUNED.
i. Salvation: free gift for all.
ii. Sanctification: Comes as a result of our level of yieldedness to His instructions and tainings.