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  • Pruning Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 6, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Jesus uses the picture of a vineyard to teach us about how to have real life, good fruit and benefit from the Lord pruning our lives.

    We live in the midst of Oregon wine country. Traveling down any rural road around Newberg and Dundee yields a plethora of tourist signs leading to vineyards and wineries with hard to pronounce names. Gentle hillsides that once grew part of the world’s largest crop of Christmas trees are now covered more

  • Pruning?

    Contributed by Lorraine Greeff on Apr 30, 2018

    God will always prune you to be the best you could be

    Pruning Season? God loves me. God delivers me. God sustains me. God listens to me. God prunes me? The pruner has four tools: • He uses his fingers to pinch off dead blooms. • He uses clippers for selective pruning and removing a spike or rogue shoot. • He uses shears to shape plants for a more

  • Pruning And Pinching Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Oct 27, 2004
    based on 12 ratings

    HOw the secrets that grow a Bonsai tree will kill a church.

    Pruning and Pinching (On Not Becoming a Bonsai Church- Part 2) Luke 19:11-26 Recap: What is the first secret to keeping a Bonsai tree small? Keep the pot small. This week I want to share with you two more secrets for keeping the Bonsai small. They are things that sound unhealthy for more

  • God's Pruning

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 4, 2003
    based on 13 ratings

    As Max Lucado says, God loves you just the way you are, but too much to leave you that way.

    John 15:2; Hebrews 12:4-11. We’ve covered 17 verses I the last 2 weeks, think we’re going a little too fast! So I want to go back and pick up on some things we kind of hurried over. David and I were out examining our lemon tree the other day, lots of lemons, getting yellow, noticed there were more

  • It Is Pruning Time

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on May 4, 2012
    based on 300 ratings

    Pruning does not simply mean spiritual surgery It is not just the removal of what is dead. It can also mean cutting away the good and the better so that we might enjoy the best.

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service; there are four Scripture Readings before the Sermon. The Scripture Readings for this day were: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30; 1 John 4:7-21 and John 15:1-8. A missionary in Africa ....lived in his central mission ....which had a small generator more

  • Pruned & Cleaned Series

    Contributed by Stephen Fournier on Apr 2, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    Sermon on John 15 part 5

    PRUNED & CLEANED Series on John 15 pt. 5 John 15:2-3 1/14/07 As most of you are aware we have a dog named Elphaba. Elphaba bring me much joy. Apart from her getting mad at me on Sundays and then displaying that anger in an unpleasant way, she is a real good dog. She always wants more

  • Pruned If You Do And Pruned If You Don't

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Jul 9, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Successful Christians produce fruit by staying connected...abiding in Jesus.

    I don’t know a lot about vines and grapes. I once had a neighbor that had some. He was planning to make wine in his garage. That was pretty aggressive for a guy in Birmingham Alabama. The first couple of years he had lots of vines and he spent lots of time arranging them on his trestles and more

  • Word Study: Purgeth

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Apr 24, 2015

    To show that GOD keeps on cleansing or pruning us for us to be like Him.

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you cleanse by GOD? Yes. John 15:2 John 15:2 (Amplified Bible) 15:2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more more

  • The Might Tree Pruned

    Contributed by Ely Lambert on Dec 11, 2002
    based on 7 ratings

    Pride gets in our way every day of our lives, It was no different for Nebuchadnezzar a Babylonian king

    I. Introduction A. My pride with the state VICA drafting competition B. Pride gets in our way every day of our lives, It was no different for Nebuchadnezzar a Babylonian king II. Dream Stated A. The King searches for answers (v. 4-9) 1. Helpless advisors approached a. Neb. still seeks the more

  • Prune Till You Bloom

    Contributed by Thomas Miller on Dec 30, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    Most believers think that God is mad at them, when it’s only His loving hand that strips away the dead works of flesh to reveal the fruit that will never perish

    Prune until you bloom I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch that doesn’t bear fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful, (John 15:1-2). Most believers think that God is mad at them, when more

  • Cut-Off Vs Pruning

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Dec 12, 2012

    I. EXORDIUM: What will you choose? to be cut-off or prune? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that pruning is more to be chosen than to be cut-off IV. TEXT: John 15:2 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) H

    I. EXORDIUM: What will you choose? to be cut-off or prune? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that pruning is more to be chosen than to be cut-off IV. TEXT: John 15:2 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) He cuts off every branch of mine that more

  • Pruning Our Hearts

    Contributed by Hiram Withers on Dec 30, 2018

    There are things that need to be trimmed in all of our lives, God will prune these things so that we can be fruitful.

    Charles Spurgeon when preaching on Psalm 131said this, “Psalm 131is one of the shortest psalms to read but one of the longest to learn.” This is a ‘slam that calls us to resist the temptation to be prideful, it calls us to push against our arrogant ambitions. This is hard as it is in direct more

  • When Pruning Season Comes

    Contributed by S Henriques on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 164 ratings

    Sometimes God moves in our lives in such a way that it causes us pain, and our wounds are fresh and oozing. God is working a great work in our lives, even if we do not understand what is happening at the moment.

  • Vine And Branches: Pruning Part 2

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jul 20, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    Lesson in Spiritual Pruning. When a branch is pruned, it must remember its roots, to draw its strength and life’s blood. It must push forth from a dormant bud, that it might bear more fruit in its next season of life.

    7.20.2008 The Vine and the Branches Part 2:Pruning (Botany lesson 2) By William Akehurst, HSWC Key Verse: John 15:2 John 15:1-16 Jeremiah 23:5 Romans 11:16-24 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Romans 8:28 Ecclesiastes 3:1 Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto more

  • Eleven Ways God Improves Us With Pruning

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 28, 2004
    based on 54 ratings

    Jesus said that His Father prunes His children. The richest, the fullest, the most fruitful lives are those that have been strengthened through the painful process of tribulation. We have no right to believe that God will use us until He has cut away wha

    Eleven Ways God Improves us With Pruning (John 15:2) Illustration:Every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. --John 15:2 I have several grapevines in my garden, and each year I cut out loads of long, spindly vines. Unless I remove these, they will take all the more