"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5 NIV
Randy Frazee, in the extraordinary book, Believe, writes, "Jesus wants to produce in us fruit that brings great joy to us and to others. For this to happen, we must remain in Christ." He goes on to say, "Mature fruit on the outside ministers to the people God has put in our life. It draws them to us; it nurtures them and gives them refreshment."