Incisive and life changing teaching

John 15:8
"When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine." AMP 

John 16:13
"However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth" NKJV

Acts 2:38-39
"ThenPeter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized inthe name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shallreceive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call." NKJV

  2 Timothy 2:15
"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." NKJV

2 Timothy 2:15
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." RSV

2 Peter 1:4
"by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature." RSV

Romans 1:20
"Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse" RSV

John 14:6
"Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." NKJV

John 8:44
"You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." RSV

(Question)  Why do we see Christians who have received the Gift of the Holy Spirit bearing little fruit or character?

Deuteronomy 29:18-19
"Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or family or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations; lest there be among you a root bearing poisonous and bitter fruit, one who, when he hears the words of this sworn covenant, blesses himself in his heart, saying, 'I shall be safe, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart.' This would lead to the sweeping away of moist and dry alike." RSV

2 Corinthians 5:7
"For we walk by faith, not by sight." NKJV

Hebrews 3:18-19
"And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief." NKJV

 Hebrews 3:12
"Take care, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God." RSV

Hebrews 2:1
"SINCE ALL this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away." AMP

John 5:46-47
"For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" NKJV

Mark 16:14
"Last of all, Jesus appeared to the eleven disciples as they were eating. He scolded them, because they did not have faith and because they were too stubborn to believe those who had seen him alive." TEV

Abot 5:25
“Turn it (Torah) and turn it again, for all is in it.  Look in it, grow gray and old in it, never turn away from it, for there is no better guide for you than it” Ben Bag Bag (Jewish observance xiii preface)

Decisiveness vs. Double-mindedness
"The ability to finalize difficult decisions based on the will and ways of God." (IBLP)

James 1:6
"for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind." RSV

 Philippians 4:13
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." NKJV