Presentation on theme: "PRUNE ME (OUCH), LORD Station of Commendation King Creator You did it right! The tent of agreement I confess the shadows in My life since last we talked."— Presentation transcript:
PRUNE ME (OUCH), LORD Station of Commendation King Creator You did it right! The tent of agreement I confess the shadows in My life since last we talked Take me to the Cross Relive what happened there See my need for forgiveness Gratitude and Joy My debt is paid in full, I am Cleansed, washed clean The Pruning Place –John 15 Your word instructs me Corrects and disciplines Light of the World Help me be a light In my world Into the darkness A soldier ready to Do battle for God
COLORFUL PRAYER GREEN = PRUNE ME (OUCH), LORD
“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. John 15:1-6 PRAISE THE LORD JESUS, THE TRUE VINE
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. John 15:1-6 PRAISE THE LORD JESUS, THE TRUE VINE
3. Results: How can Jesus increase in my life? 3 QUESTIONS 1. Inquiry: How can I be more Christ-like? 2. Challenge: Am I ready for God’s knife?
Why Yield To The Father’s Pruning Knife? YIELD
Do not let sin control the way you live… Romans 6:11-14 Do not let sin control the way you live… Romans 6:11-14 HINDRANCES
Peter, Paul, David and our church family EXAMPLES
…He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin… --Hebrews 11:24-27 THE PRUNING PLACE
…He prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more… -- John 15:1-2 SURRENDER
…Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth… -- Colossians 3:1-10 EYES-WIDE-OPEN CONSCIOUSNESS
…Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me… -- Psalm 51:7-12 ASK FOR GOD’S HELP
I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust Him as my Lord and Savior. CONFESSION SAVIOR LORD
3. I WILL DECREASE SO HE CAN INCREASE. 3 AFFIRMATIONS 1. I WILL BE MORE LIKE CHRIST. 2. I SUBMIT TO GOD’S PRUNING.