Fruit stands everywhere …

November 17, 2017 “I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.” John 15:5 Christian Standard Because you can do nothing without me: It is such a simple statement .. easily overlooked .. dismissed even. How many … Continue reading Fruit stands everywhere …

Staying put …

May 3, 2016 “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.” John 15:9 NASB Jesus knows exactly where you “abide’ .. where you heart leans during the day .. where your mind is focused .. and where you draw your strength. His words to his disciples and … Continue reading Staying put …

Abiding…

April 26, 2016 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 NASB Jesus gives us the very secret of His life: life in Him is fruitful. That one image can produce so … Continue reading Abiding…

It looks a lot like …?

February 9, 2016 “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone, just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.” Colossians 3:12-13 NASB The Christian … Continue reading It looks a lot like …?

Broken in freedom …

June 22, 2012 “Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross. He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. … Continue reading Broken in freedom …

Whole and lasting …

May 4, 2012 “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.” John 3:16 The Message God loved you so much that he gave … Continue reading Whole and lasting …