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Scripture: Acts 8:26-40, John 15:1-8, Isaiah 5:1-7 The vineyard in Isaiah is the nation of Israel. However, in John, Jesus identifies himself as the vine and God as the garden in which the vine grows and we are the branches of the vine. Only thru these connections do we hope to produce fruit. If we fail to be productive, if we do not abide by Jesus, we will become separated from Jesus. God wants to be connected to us thru Jesus, if we desire to be connected to Him. God finds glory and joy when we are fruitful in our life.
Paul Tripp says, "Whatever rules the heart will exercise inescapable influence over the person’s life and behavior.” Ecclesiastes 10 explains how what is going on in our heart will necessary be revealed in our actions. Using Tripp & Tim Lane's Heat, Thorns, Cross, Fruit structure, this sermon explains that we need a heart remade and constantly renewed by grace to walk the path of wisdom.
A Life God Chooses to Bless
The Profound Encouragement of God
Pastor Todd brings this series to a close by asking us to examine our personal walk of faith to see if we are Real, in accordance with the Apostle Paul’s urging in today’s text. “Real” begins with the indwelling presence of Jesus in us which inevitably produces corresponding fruit. Are you real?
As we close the 2nd letter of Peter, we reflect on some of the themes that have resounded throughout the book. In many ways we have seen Him reveal so much to us, but as we look forward to the book of Job, we are also reminded of what is ahead in our life of learning to trust Him for who He says we are. We are learning to cling to His grace in our times of need. We are loved in all of that. Here's to growing deep in Him.
Pastor Todd preaches on the culminating characteristic of a real Christian—the perfect love that is made possible in and through us by the presence of Christ in us. Learn what is the Bible’s consistent teaching on this characteristic of perfect love, how we can cultivate it in our lives and what its fruit is in our Christian walk.
ohn the Baptist, the greatest of all ordinary men born on this earth, did not want to baptize Jesus. You can just hear the objections: "I'm not righteous enough. I am still a sinner. You are perfect, holy, pure! Who am I that you should want me to do this? I'm a nobody! Besides, I sprained my ankle last week walking in the wilderness... So, I'm not really up to this... you know?" This was all perfectly true. Except for the part about the sprained ankle. But everything else was perfectly true- John wasn't holy enough, wasn't righteous enough, wasn't fit to properly baptize somebody like the King of the Universe, namely Jesus. But God insisted: "No, no. Stop objecting to this. Just do it." Why? What's the reason behind it? What does it mean, "...to fulfill all righteousness?"