Summary: SPIRITUAL GROWTH
John 15:1-7 (KJV)
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
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.
WORD OF GOD FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD
IF I COULD GET A BAPTIST AMEN A METHODIST NOD AND A SANTIFIED CHURCH HALLEJUAH
I WANT TO REASON WITH YOU ON THE THOUGHT
(WHAT YOU NEED IS AN UPGRADE)
MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
UPGRADE IS A PHRASE THAT WE ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH
IF YOU HAVE EVER WALK INTO A CELL PHONE STORE AND THE PHONE IN YOUR HAND IS OLD
9 TIMES OUT OF 10 THE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPSENTATIVE IS GONNA ASK YOU
DO WANT TO GET AND UPGRADE
IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH AT MC DONALD
AND ORDERED ONE OF THERE MEAL DEAL
THEY ARE KNOWN FOR ASKING YOU IF YOU WANT AN UPGRADE YOUR ORDER
BY GETTING A LARGER ORDER OF FRIES AND A SUPERSIZED DRINK
YOU SEE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
AN UPGRADE HAPPENS WHEN WE GO FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING
AND FROM SOMETHING TO EVERYTHING
IT HAPPENS WHEN WE GO FROM POVERTY TO PLENTY
AND FROM SOWING TO REAPING
AND IT SURE HAPPENS WHEN WE GO FROM WHERE WE ARE NOW TO WHERE GOD WANT US TO BE
IN OTHER WORDS
IN HAPPENS WHEN WE MOVE FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY
AND IT`S CALL AND UPGRADE
AND IT`S MY FIRM BELIEF THAT GOD HAS ONE PLAN FOR EACH OF US RIGHT NOW
BECAUSE WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW IS NOT A STOPPING POINT
BUT A STEPPING STONE
IN OTHER WORDS
IT`S A SET BACK FOR A COME BACK
BECAUSE IF YOU ARE STILL GOING THRU THE SAME OLD RELATIONAL WOE`S
THAT YOU WE`RE GOING THROUGH LAST YEAR
AND STILL DEALING WITH THE SAME OLD DEAD BEAT PERSONALITIES OF YOUR PAST
AND YOUR BOO CAUSES YOU TO BOO HOO
WHAT YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER IS AN UPGRADE
BECAUSE GOD BRINGS US ALL TO A PLACE
AND HE KNOWS WE ARE TIRED BECAUSE OF WHAT WE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH
BUT IN RESPONSE TO WHAT GOD IS DOING
WE ALL SHOULD BE PLEADING OUR CASE BEFORE THE LORD
OUR CASE OF
HOW WE ARE TIRED OF THE NORM AND IN NEED OF AN UPGRADE
IN OTHER WORDS
WE SHOULD WANT MORE OUT OF OUR WALK WITH THE LORD IN 2017
EVEN THOU IT MAY COST US SOME PAIN - SWEAT AND TEARS ON THIS SIDE
BUT WE WILL REAP THE BENEFITS ON THE OTHER SIDE
AND I DON`T KNOW ABOUT
BUT I DID`NT COME TO THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE THIS MORNING/EVENING
JUST TO BE COMING
BUT I CAME THIS MORNING/EVENING
BECAUSE I`M IN NEED AN UPGRADE
IN MY PRAYER LIFE FOR I CAN LEARN HOW LOVE MY EMENIES UNCONDITIONAL
IN MY WORSHIP SO I CAN GIVE GOD MY BEST ALL THE TIME