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Jesus Christ – The True Vine

Pastor Aaron E. Lavender
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Sermon Series – HE’S MORE THAN WONDERFUL #15

 

Jesus Christ – The True Vine”

John 15:1-17

 

Introduction:

In John chapter 15, Jesus is pictured for us as the True Vine. Let’s take a few minutes this morning to view this portrait of Jesus Christ – The True Vine, and see how we can become more like Him. Today we’ll explore the true vine and the vine dresser; the true vine and His purpose; and the true vine and his promises.

I. The True Vine and The Vine Dresser:  John 15:1-3

A. Protecting –

B. Purifying – 

1. He challenges us branches (v.2  “takes away”)

2. He cleanses us branches (v.3  “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you”)

II. The True Vine and His Purpose: John 15:2-8

A. His purpose is CLEAR (v.2)

B. His purpose is MARKED (v.8)

C. His purpose is DELEGATED (vv.3-8)

1. Attachment (v.2)

2. Abiding (vv.4-5)

3. Availability (v.5)

III. The True Vine and His Promises:  John 15:6-11

A. The promise associated with disobedience (v.6)

1. A loss of fellowship- “cast out”

2. A loss of vitality “withered”

3. A loss of reward –

B. The promise associated with obedience (vv.7-11)

1. An unhindered life of prayer (v.7)

2. An unending life of love (v.9)

A3. n uncommon life of joy (v.11)

CONCLUSION:

1. Are you “in the Vine”? Have you ever been saved and grafted into Jesus?

2. Are you “abiding in the Vine”? Are you drawing your strength from Him so that He is able to produce is fruit through your life?”

3. Are you bearing His fruit today?

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