Presentation on theme: "The Names Christians Wear. Beginning With The Root Romans 11:16 -- If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy;"— Presentation transcript:
The Names Christians Wear
Beginning With The Root Romans 11:16 -- If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
Israel As An Olive Tree Vs If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root…. Israel is the natural branches Broken off because of rejection of Christ. Vs “For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world….
Gentiles – Grafted Branches Vs. 17 – “…you, though a wild olive shoot have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root….”
The Life Is In The Root vs. 18 – “…You do not support the root, but the root supports you.”
Requirements for successful grafting: Vs – “…Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Life In The Vine John 15:1 -- "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.”
Christians are the branches Vs "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
There are good and bad branches Vs He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
The Fate of the Bad Branches Vs If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
Promises For the Indwelling Branch Even more fruitful Jesus will remain in us Ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you.
Mustard Branches Mark 4:30 – “Again he said, "What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?” What is the kingdom?
Vs It is like a mustard seed, which is the SMALLEST seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the LARGEST of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade."
The Role of the Church in the World To grow To spread To shelter