Isaiah 5:1-7; Mark 12:1-12
Jesus said: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.”
II Peter 1:5-9
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.
Jesus desires fruitful lives among those who follow him and Peter gives his list of fruit which is similar to Paul’s in Galatians 5.
Questions for personal reflection and/or group discussion