In this powerful metaphor, Jesus describes the pathway to fruitfulness for His disciples. We must be firmly connected to Jesus, who is the vine and the source of our very life in God. We will face times of pruning when the Father uses circumstances in this life to optimize our ability to produce fruit. When we recognize the fact that we are in Christ and Christ is in us the benefits are indescribable.
Anxiety. Depression. We live in a real-world with real-world crisis and fears, and we long for peace in our day-to-day lives. In this message, Tyler shares how we can find stability in the true peace of God through Jesus Christ.
As shocking as it must have been for His disciples to hear that Jesus was leaving them very soon, it was equally comforting for them to know that help was on the way in the person of the Holy Spirit. He would comfort, encourage, and remind them of the truth that Jesus had taught them. He would dwell with them as Jesus did, but He would also dwell in them, empowering them and equipping them to obey Christ’s commandments.
Mark leads our Virtual House Church in the continuation of our new series “Connected”.
This week we are beginning a brand new sermon series called “Connected”. We will be studying Jesus’ words to His disciples before He endured the suffering and death that He has promised would occur before He was raised from the dead on the third day. His words are full of life and hope, along with warnings concerning difficult days ahead. The bottom line is that we must remain connected to Jesus to be fruitful in this life, despite whatever trouble…