From the first patriarch, Abraham, to every person mentioned in the Hebrews Hall of Faith, to Peter, to Paul, to the apostle John and the Revelation given him by Christ, it is the reconciliation of all things in Christ that held their attention.
Gospel of John: Means of Grace
To build good character is a human activity, but to become Christlike, to be sanctified, is a supernatural activity.
Gospel of John: Bear Much Fruit
Cleansing and pruning are not God’s punitive correction, rather they are God’s wisdom at work, creating within us the character, and developing within us the capacity to bear much fruit.