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I Am the Vine What Did Jesus Mean by That?
Video: Inner City Weightlifting
John 15:1 (NIV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.”
I Am the Vine… 1.Choose The True Vine
1 John 2:15-17 (NIV) Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life…
1 John 2:15-17 (NIV) - comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
John 15:2 (NIV) 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.
Video: Pruning a Vine
“It’s a small step between ordinary and extraordinary”
Object Lesson: Choices
I Am the Vine… 1.Choose The True Vine 2.Stay Connected To Bear Fruit
John 15:4-5 (NIV) “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches.
John 15:4-5 (NIV) If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Object Lesson: whiteboards
John 14:12 (NIV) “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
How Do We Stay Connected? 1.Trust God
John 15:9 (NIV) “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”
How Do We Stay Connected? 1.Trust God 2.Do What God Says
John 15:9-10 (NIV) “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love…”
How Do We Stay Connected? 1.Trust God 2.Do What God Says 3.Love Each Other
John 15:12-13 (NIV) “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”