“You will know them by their fruits.”  If I plant an apple tree, I expect apples in the late Summer and early Fall.  If I plant a peach tree, I expect peaches in late Summer or early Fall.  If I move into a house with a tree in the back yard, I won’t know until late Summer or early Fall, what kind of tree it is by the fruit it produces.   Jesus is using the fruit tree in a symbolic way to describe the Christian life.  It is not just in “saying” I believe in Jesus, but it is the “saying and the doing” that shows that one is truly a Christian.  “Talk is cheap.”   “You talk the talk but do you walk the walk,” are expressions we use to define or describe a person.  The Christian produces forgiveness, patience, kindness, faithfulness, humility, self-control, and love.  These are the fruits of the faith.  These actions do indeed speak louder than words.  What kind of fruit are you producing?  Amen.