The True Vine
In his final "I am" statement, Jesus tells his disciples that he is the "True Vine" and that all who believe in him are his branches. This sermon, based on John 15, addresses three aspects of Jesus' claim. First, we learn about the necessity of bearing fruit; true believers are fruitful Christians who look more like Jesus as they grow. Second, we see that the key to bearing fruit is to abide in Jesus. Finally, we see that the evidence of our fruit-bearing is in many attributes, the most obvious of which is love.
Faith and Doubt
In chapters one and two of Habakkuk, the prophet laments over the violence and evil surrounding him–admitting that he doesn’t ...
Lessons from the Past
In verses 11–13 of his epistle, Jude used three Old Testament examples and six stark word pictures to warn his ...
Another Kind Word
The second chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians is marked by a clear picture of pastoral care: the ...