The Closing Argument of Blessing
Jesus, the True Vine: Source of Life & Love
John 15:1-17, Romans 12:1-2
Remains: NLT 10 times, NIV 11 times, NASB 11 times
Abide: ESV 11 times, KJV 9 times
The true vine & branches; Psalms 80:8, Isaiah 5:1-7
The Gardner (Our Heavenly Father)
Use less Branches; Faithful Branches; Why Pruning? 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Friendship; John 15:9-13, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 1 John 4:7-21
Our relationship with God is reflected in our relationship with others.
“God will never allow us to separate our relationship with Him from the way that we treat other people. Your relationship with God affects the way you treat other people. The way you treat other people affects your relationship with God.” -Colin Smith
Go & Produce Lasting Fruit
-Daily habit of confessing our sins to Him (Psalm 51:17; 1 John 1:9)
-Listening to God speak (Hebrews 4:12; Philippians 4:4-9)
-Fellowship with believers (Psalm 95:1-2; John 14:23)
-Life of obedience (1 Samuel 15:21-23, John 14:23)
How do you see your faith as a branch (friend)?
Your responsibility to be lived out?
A blessing to be received and lived?
Our Relationship with God is Reflected in our Relationship with Others.