Summary: John 15: 1-14 I am the Vine ye are the branches
What is your Purpose in life?
John 15: 1-14
Into: Let us take a Walk,
I am the Vine ye are the branches
I. The Purposes of Purification
A. V 2 “Take up” To lift up to make clean
Sin keeps us from services “dirt”
V 3 Cleansed By God Word
Psalms 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
II. The Pain of Pruning
A. To cut off “to purges it”
“The Pain is now the Harvest is coming”
a. To remove the dead wood
b. To all the Sun to shin in.
c. To increase the harvest.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
When God starts cutting it hurts!!!
What is God Want?
2. Freedom a child “at the Dr. office”
3. Future ‘job’
V 2 Bear fruit, more fruit, v 8 much fruit
Gal 5 22
Are we to rejoice in pruning?
1 Peter 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
III. The Principle of Abiding v4 ‘God in us’
A. The Holy Ghost Abides in us
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
B. The Holy Ghost Provides for us.
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
C. The Holy Ghost Comforters and teach us.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
D. The Holy Ghost is to cleanse us.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
We are to abide in God.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
We walk as God walks.
1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
We need to walk in the word of God
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Can we do this? Are we to walk as God, think as God?
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
IV. The Promise of Abiding v 7
A. That there is power in Prayer
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
B. We need Consentient prayer
V9 continue in my Love
C. We will have Joy in the Lord
V11 joy, joy to be full
V The Power o Love
V 12 The Commandment to Love
To Love Sacrificially
“To lay down one Life for his friends.”