A GENUINE VINE
JOHN CHAP. 15 – 1-17
I’m gonna talk to you tonight about comparing
our spiritual lives, to the Vine and its Branches
As Jesus did in chapter 15 of the book of John…
If you think about it, that’s what GOD does
with our lives, IF we turn our lives over to him
and Allow him to!!
Lets Stand and Read-words of Jesus
These words were probably spoken
As they were walking from
The upper room!!!
If you have read chapter fourteen Jesus has
told his disciples what HE WILL DO FOR
And here in Chapter 15 He Tells Them
or We will be doing for HIM
Beginning in Vs #1 are words of JESUS He
Wants us to be a genuine Vine or a Genuine
Christian and our Father in Heaven through
prayer is our VINE DRESSER
Our Vines He Dresses, He trims and prunes
off the old
Stuff so the new can grow and yield FRUIT…
When you turn your life over
But it ain’t gonna happen overnight!
If you plant a flower in the ground, and
Take care of it, like water it., talk to it.,
off the dried dead stuff & pull the weeds,
WHAT HAPPENS TO IT???? IT WILL
You’ve gotta have a certain love for it or
Its just simply not gonna make it!!!!!
MATT 15;13 SAYS
EVERY plant that my heavenly Father hath
not Planted shall be rooted up…
THE UNIQUENESS OF A CHRISTIAN
RESULTS FROM THE UNION OF
JESUS CHRIST…..AND THE BELEIVER
IS THE ROOT TO THE PLANT…
MATT 13;12 SAYS;
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given
And He shall have more abundance; But
Whosoever hath not from Him shall be
taken away Even that He hath…
For example If you can play piano or guitar
Or something of that nature…..If you don’t
Use your GOD Given talent for God
Like prune it & trim it
you may loose it!!
The Bible says He will never leave us
Or never forsake us!!!
Take me for example!!!
If We don’t abide in God like the branch
(BEING PRUNED AND PRODUCING
we will be gathered and cast into the fire
IF WE ABIDE – ANYTHING WE ASK
WILL BE DONE OR GIVEN
You See GOD wants us to bear fruit and
LOTS OF IT
COL 1;23 SAYS;
If ye continue in the faith grounded and
And be not moved away from the hope
of the gospel
Which ye have heard…
But We must continuously be in prayer for
And sisters in Christ as well
The Bible says we should
Pray without ceasing!
And we must always be loving toward them
YOU SEE its all about LOVE FOR EACH
AND LOVE FOR GOD…..
If you see someone fail----WE’RE NOT
TO TALK ABOUT IT TO OUR
OR KICK THEM WHILE THEIR DOWN
WE SHOULD PRAY FOR THEM AND
ALWAYS TRY TO BE UP-LIFTING
IT GIVES GOD ALL THE GLORY
BEAR FRUIT AND HELP OTHERS
THIS IS WHAT GOD WANTS US TO
AND YOU SEE ITS FOR HIS GLORY
WHEN WE DO!!
HOSEA CHAPTER 14 SAYS;
Ephraim said; I am like a Fir Tree In me is
THY FRUIT FOUND-
Others should find fruit in us
1st CORINTH CHAP 3 SAYS;
NOT THAT WE are sufficient of ourselves
BUT OUR SUFFICIENCY IS OF GOD!!!!
GAL 5;22,23 SAYS ;
But the fruit of the spirit is LOVE, JOY,
LONG SUFFERING, GENTLENESS,
GOODNESS, FAITH, MEEKNESS, TEMPERANCE; Against such
There is no Law and what was the
first one?? LOVE
MATTHEW CHAP 3 SAYS;
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the
Trees; therefore every tree which bringeth not forth
Good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the FIRE..
We MUST CONQUER A LIFE OF SIN
1st John says:
let us not love in word or in tongue
but IN DEED AND TRUTH!!!
THERE ARE FOUR KEYS TO ASSIST
US HOW WE CAN CONQUER SIN!!!!
ROMANS CHAP 6 TELLS US
The four keys-read it and you’ll find it!!!
KNOW – RECKON – YIELD – AND OBEY
It’s a commandment from Jesus that
WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!!
THERE IS NO LOVE GREATER FRIENDS
THAN WHAT JESUS HAS SHOWN FOR US!!!
IT’S THE ULTIMATE LOVE….
1st JOHN TELLS US
Love not the world, neither the things
that are in The world. If any man love the world…
THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM!!!
The Bible Tells US!!
This old world is just full of LUST OF THE
AND LUST OF THE EYES - AND THE
PRIDE OF LIFE…
We must trim our vines-We must trim away SIN
WE MUST TRIM AWAY SIN - PAST, PRESENT
Let me talk about sin - SIN THAT
GOD ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT BUT
HE WANTS YOU TO REPENT FOR IT!!!!!
All you have to do is:
JUST ASK AND THEY WILL BE FORGIVEN!!!
WE MUST REPENT OF SINS LIKE
STEALING, CHEATING, THESE ARE EASY TO ADMIT TO
OR THOSE LITTLE WHITE LIES (ARE THEY PAINTED?)
OR MAYBE GOSSIP, ANGER, HATRED
THESE MAYBE A LITTLE HARDER TO
OR LOOKING AT A PORNO MAGAZINE OR MOVIE
OR ALCOHOL – DRUGS – OR CIGARETTES
AND DON’T FORGET OVER SPENDING – OR GAMBLING OR ANY KING OF COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR!!!
TAKING FRUIT FROM THE NEIGHBORS TREE
OR LOOKING AT THE MANS PRETTY WIFE
Or the Woman’s Husband NEXT DOOR WITH LUSTFUL EYES WHICH IS ADULTERY
OR MAYBE A MARRIAGE VOW BROKEN
OR SHACKING UP WHICH IS FORNICATION
OR A COURT ORDER OR A SPEEDING TICKET
OR A DUI!!!
A BROKEN PROMISE-----AN UNPAID DEBT
OR SINS OF MANIPULATION----TRYING TO
CONTROL SOMEONE BY YOUR SELECTION
OF THE RIGHT WORDS OR PROPER ACTIONS
OR SINS IN YOUR MIND WHICH NO-ONE KNOWS
BUT GOD KNOWS THEM
HE KNOWS ABOUT THE ANGER, AND HATRED
LUST, PERVERSION --- SECRET SINS LIKE INTERNET CYBER SEX AND OTHER
SINS THAT’S DONE WHILE YOU’RE ALONE
GOD KNOWS ALL OUR SINS……
SEXUAL SINS OF THE FLESH…..
PROSTITUTION, ABORTION, ILLEGITIMATE
CHILDREN, SECRETIVE ADOPTION, TATTOOS
BODY PIERCING, SECRET AFFAIRS
ACTS OF DARKNESS LIKE SATANISM OR
WITCHCRAFT, HOROSCOPES,. PSYCHIC’S
OR MURDER – RAPE
THESE ISSUES, ONLY NEED TO BE CONFESSED
TO JESUS CHRIST…..
Matthew 11:28 say’s
Come unto me all ye that labor and are
and I will give you rest
John 16:24 says:
Ask and ye shall receive
That your joy may be full
When the devil reminds you’
Of your past
Remind him of HIS FUTURE!!
AND THEY WILL BE FORGIVEN….FORGIVEN…
I know its hard for us to imagine but JESUS
On the cross for us and everything I’VE just mentioned
WE ARE COVERED BY HIS
Just try to put yourself in his shoes…
We didn’t choose him HE CHOSE US!!!!!
We saw the play last Easter of Jesus dying
On the Cross for Us….It will absolutely
bring tears to your eyes.
The question at hand tonight is,
Are you this genuine vine today??
Or are you withered???
Are you bearing the Fruit that GOD
wants you to bear?
For His Glory – praying – helping others
lifting them up
Or will you be gathered and trimmed and
The lake of FIRE???? Because you are
DEAD IN CHRIST
If you see me fail I pray that your hand
will be there
To help lift me up
I pray you won’t kick me while I’m down
I surely would reach my hand for you if
I’m here for the asking to be uplifting
Or to Pray--- Or Just to Talk
Be Helpful in Any Way!!!!
Because I love each and every one of you!
Remember what vs # 17 said In words from Jesus Christ
These things I command you,
That ye love one another!!!
ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ARE GODS
AND KEEP PRAYING GOD WILL KEEP
PRUNED AND BEARING FRUIT
LETS BE THE GENUINE VINE THAT
WANTS US TO BE TONIGHT AND
AND FOR LIFE
UNTIL OUR NEW LIFE BEGINS!!