We began to bear fruit when we came to Jesus and cast ourselves on His great atonement, and rested on His finished righteousness.
Have we declined since then? Let us draw near to Him, because it is from Him that all our fruits proceed.
When have we been the most fruitless? It is when we have lived farthest from Him, when we have slackened in prayer, when we have departed from the simplicity of our faith, and when we have forgotten where our strength dwells.
We have nothing out of Christ.
The more we depend upon the grace of God in Christ, and wait upon the Holy Spirit, the more we shall bring forth fruit unto God.