John 15:8 “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. (NASB)
Have you ever taught someone how to ride a bike? The process can be cruel sometimes, but the goal is the same. We want the person to ride on their own. It may take hours, days or weeks, but the more time we spend with that person, the more courage they will find, the more comfortable they will get riding. As a teacher, you must guide them and hold them until they can do it on their own.
Jesus did the same for his disciples. He spent three years with them, teaching, guiding and encouraging them. He knew that his life was limited in this world. He was preparing them to produce fruit that will lead to repentance. On the day of Pentecost 3000 people repented. We can do the same, it may not be 3000 or 300 or even 30. But God expects us to produce. Think of someone you can teach today, lead them, guide them and encourage them. In the same manner, if you don’t know how to share the Gospel, we can teach you, guide you and encourage you. We want to do this, so you can produce fruit and be a man of God.