Monday, January 21, 2013

The Abiding Fruit of the Word of Jesus

John 15:1-17         January 20, 2013              Link for audio/video/document

God chose us and appointed us for the purpose of bearing the fruit of loving one another. He does not choose and appoint without enabling us; we can love others as Jesus loves us, when we abide in him and when his words abide in us. God the “vinedresser” takes away, lifts up, prunes, and cleans, as Jesus the “true vine” pours his life giving blood of love into the “branches” of our hearts – and then we bear fruit! The abiding fruit of the word of Jesus is the sacrificial love of Jesus bearing fruit in our lives and in the lives of others!