There are all kinds of things that hinder growth, I’m talking about natural growth in fruits or vegetables. It may be weather (a late snow storm), deer, pests, bugs, or any number of things. Its amazing that any thing ever grows with the amount of barriers that stand in the way of producing good fruit. The truth is that to produce spiritual fruit, there are just as many things that stand in our way. We have bad influences, busy lifestyles, and selfish tendencies, just to list a few. In today’s lesson, I want to finish our time in the sermon on the Mount by talking about bearing good fruit.