Is living from a place of rest truly possible? How do we faithfully walk through seasons of pruning and discipline? What does it take to bear healthy fruit? The vibrant imagery used throughout Jesus's teaching in John 15:1-5 powerfully depicts how, as Christ followers, our lives are meant to matter.
Join Kelly as she walks through the 7th I AM statement of Jesus, "I Am the True Vine." Your life was meant to matter. You're called to bear much fruit-fruit that will impact generations.
"The Master Gardener is perfect in His work. He is perfect in His pruning. He never makes a mistake; There is nothing that He is going to go after in your life that will not result in even more fruit."
John 15:1-5, 16
1 John 2:19
1. We Bear Fruit when we're attached to the True Vine
Vine + Branch = Fruit
2. We bear more fruit when we're surrendered to the Vinedresser
Vine + Branch + Pruning = More Fruit
3. We bear much fruit when we abide in Christ
Vine + Branch + Pruning + Abiding = Much Fruit
We remain in Christ when we remain in Christ's teaching (2 Jn 9); love one another (1 Jn 2:10); keep ourselves from willful sin (1 Jn 3:9); take care of the poor (1 Jn 3:17), confess that Jesus is the Son of God and Savior (1 Jn 4:14-15); believe God is love (1 Jn 4:16); obey God's commands (Jn 4:16).
To go deeper into topics similar to today's you can check out Kelly's Bible study No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit Of Christ
Andrew Murray quote from his book, The True Vine
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