Everyone needs time to rejuvenate just as nature has rhythms and cycles throughout the four seasons to flourish. We remember the words of wisdom from Ecclesiastes 3:1: “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” Let us not forget how essential it is to honor not only the seasons of the year, but the seasons of our lives. This Sunday we will examine John 15:1-8 in bearing fruit. Click here for the scripture: However, in order to bear fruit, there is the need for pruning what may be inhibiting future growth. This begs the question: “What needs to be pruned from my life in order to bear fruit?” In other words, what is getting in the way of bearing much fruit? Furthermore, we read in Matthew 7:16: “You will know them by their fruits.” Join us this Sunday as we explore the Gospel of John on what it is that needs pruning in our lives in order to bear more fruit. Grace, peace & harmony, Matthias
‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes* to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed* by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become* my disciples. John 15:1-8
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