Francis asks us provocative questions: What if I interviewed some of your closest friends, maybe even family members and asked them: "Hey, tell me about his relationship with God?" - What would they tell me? Think about this for a moment. Now, let me ask you the second question: what if right now I could leave this room, go up to heaven and come into the presence of God himself, and I would ask Him about your relationship with Him? What would He tell me? Would it be the same thing that your friends would say? If the person is not abiding in Jesus Christ, there's not going to be real fruit.
Revelation 3:1; John 15:1-5; Jeremiah 1:5, 8; James 5:17
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