Who's Team Are You On?


“In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.” – Matthew 7:17-18


I love seeing fans wearing their team’s gear, a jersey, a hat, or even painting their faces for a big game. It’s easy to identify whose team you are on by how you look and act. In contrast, it’s harder to determine if someone is on God’s team, fully committed to living a life for Him. Most believers don’t walk around with a Jesus hat or shirt, so how can we identify a fellow believer? The Bible gives us several ways to know if someone is on Jesus’ team.

  1. By their Change – Has there been a heart transformation in how a person lives their life since accepting Jesus? Have you witnessed a change in them? Scripture tells us we are a new creation when we belong to Christ; the old is gone, and the new has begun (2 Corinthians 5:17).
  2. By their Fruit – Believers should glorify the Lord with their actions and are easily identified by their good works and steadfast character. Matthew 7:17 says, “In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.”
  3. By their Worship – In John 4:23, Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well, “True worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship him.” If we worship the Lord wholeheartedly, others will see this in how we act and live.

Change, Fruit, and Worship are three powerful ways to identify if someone has decided to be on Jesus’ team and if they are living it out. These three ways make up our personal testimony that testifies whose team we are on. 

  1. What examples of “Good Fruit” are evident in your life today?
  2. What does it mean to worship Jesus in Spirit and Truth, and how are you illustrating this? 

Matthew 7:15-20; Romans 12:1; Galatians 5:22-23