Summary: A lot of this sermon series is like the study the Vine & Branch Study
I. What do I believe about what My Life should “Produce” For God?
a. What have I accomplished in my life so far that might be eternally important from God’s point of view?
A Life Harvest Inventory
1 = Strongly Disagree
2 = Slightly Disagree
3 = Unsure
4 = Agree
5 = Strongly Agree
___ Accepting Christ is just the beginning of God’s plans for my life.
___ God wants my life to add up to a significant harvest for His Kingdom.
___ God wants me to know what He expects from my life and to understand hoe to cooperate with Him every day.
___ Trying hard to stay busy & productive doesn’t guarantee that I’m pleasing God or that I’m doing what really counts for eternity.
___ God wants me to live up to my potential life harvest so much that He will intervene in my life to help me produce a big crop.
_________ What is your Score
II. What is God’s Vineyard & What does it mean for Me? John 15: 1-8
· The Vine is _____________________________ (v.1)
In the vineyard, the vine is the main stem or trunk that grows up out of the ground
· The Vinedresser is God the _____________________ (v.1)
A vinedresser cares for each branch in such a way that it produces the mist grapes possible
· The Branch is a ______________________(v. 5)
The branch grows out from the vine & produces leaves, shoots, & fruit
· The Fruit doesn’t grow in the vine, but on the ____________________ (vv. 2, 5)
A large harvest of fruit is the desired result from a well-tended vineyard.
Jesus, the vine. Jesus was born to human parents but He along with the Father & Holy Spirit is God. He is God the Son.
a. Jesus is the _____________. The _________________ of God (John 20:30-31)
b. Jesus died for our _________, & after 3 days He ________ from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
c. Whoever ______________ in Jesus Christ receives the forgiveness of sins & the gift of eternal life (John 3:16; 20:31)
The Father, The Vinedresser. God the Father is the unseen King of heaven. Along with the Son & the Holy Sprit, He is God.
a. God the father is the source of _________________________ (John 5:21)
b. God is the ____________ of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:3)
c. The Father is called the God of all ________________ (2 Cor 1:3-4) an the source of every _____________ & _______________ gift (James 1:17)
The Christian, The “Branch in Me.” A branch in Christ is a person who has received the gift of salvation through faith in Christ (John 15:2,5)
a. Early Christians identified one another as who were __________ Christ Jesus (1Peter 5:14)
b. There is no condemnation to those who are _____ Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)
c. A person “in Christ” is a __________ creation (2 Cor 5:17)
III. What Qualifies as Fruit?
IV. How Important is it for ME to Bear Fruit?
The “Grape Commission”
Read John 15:16
Notice how Jesus describes His Followers?
Take the key actins words & personalize them