Friday Five

A Fruitful Balance

An interview with Eric Bryant.
A Fruitful Balance

Today's interview is with Eric Bryant. Eric serves at Gateway Church in Austin. Eric just released a new project called A Fruitful Life: Becoming Who You Were Created to Be. Today, we talk with Eric about being fruitful, service, and being proactive in pursuing holiness.

1) I think if you surveyed most Christians, they'd tell you that they want to be fruitful or faithful in their Christian lives, but might not know exactly what that looks like.

In the Scriptures the word "fruitful" is used to describe the changes that God produces within us ("the fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians 5:22-23), as well as the changed lives that come as a result of our efforts loving, serving, and reaching others ("a harvest among you" in Romans 1:13). Success in God's kingdom is different than what the world values. At its essence, to be successful in God's kingdom means to be transformed by God and to be used by God to transform others.

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