Intro to the Pharisees and Sadducees
They were coming to John's baptism
John called them brood of vipers
He said they need to bear fruits worthy of repentance
They can't be saved just be saying they are children of Abraham
All the trees that do not bear good fruit are going to be cut down and thrown in the fire.
Johns baptism: a baptism of water into repentance
Jesus baptism: with the Holy Spirit and fire
Jesus will clean out his threshing floor and gather wheat in the barn and burn up the chaff with an unquenchable fire
Even though John isn't a fan of the Pharisees and Sadducees showing up, he does tell them that can't put their confidence in just being Abraham's children, but they need to be bearing fruits worthy of repentance.
Fruit reflects what is in a person's heart. And I love how Jesus brings the Holy Spirit and how we are able to bear his fruit as well :)
My desire is to see all my children bearing fruit. Right now they have been struggling in a lot of ways. I need to be praying for the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives to be able to fill their weaknesses, and pray that God can be at work in getting their hearts.
And that I can bear fruit as well by the Holy Spirit and be able to pour that into the lives of those around me.