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Sun, Jun 24, 2018

329: John 15:1-11, "Dressed For Success"

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Message #329 John 15:1-11, "Dressed For Success" Sunday, June 24 2018 Pastor Bill Jasan (Stone of Help Haiti, http://stoneofhelpministry.org) shared with us today on a classic passage regarding discipleship. Dig into this teaching and discover how by abiding in Jesus, God (1) teaches us to desire what he desires in prayer, (2) enables us to live fruitful lives that glorify Him, (3) assures us of His love, (4) and fills us with His joy. James 1:22 encouragement- In His illustration, Jesus compares us abiding in Him to a branch of a grapevine remaining attached to the vine. The purpose? For the branch to receive life from the vine in order to bear fruit. Pray and ask God to show you areas of your life where you see God producing the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) and using you in ways that bring glory to Jesus. As God shows you what He sees, give Him thanks and ask Him to prune those fruitful areas of anything that would inhibit God from producing more fruit. Are there areas that currently don't appear to be fruitful? Ask God to reveal what His will is for that area of your life. It may be to remove sources of temptation and sin, and replace them with godly things or pursuits. It may something that in and of itself isn't sinful, but is slowing down your growth in Christ. Ask God for wisdom in how this may be enjoyed or done in a way that glorifies Him, while not distracting you from God or inhibiting your pursuit of Him. Related verses: Jeremiah 2:21 Hebrews 12:1-2 Hebrews 4:12-16 Psalm 37:3-7 Psalm 40:8 Galatians 5:22-23 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
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