We hear some great stories about Jesus being the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for us but also picked it up again!!
In order to bear much fruit we must abide in Jesus. Part of this is letting His words richly be part of our lives. If we let this happen, we will see our prayers being increasingly effective.
The key to bearing much fruit is abiding in Jesus. One of the keys to this is learning to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit. What a way to live!!
We see that Christians can bear no fruit, fruit, more fruit and much fruit. We start to see the work of God as the vine dresser. This sermon looks at the areas of discipline and pruning.
In this short sermon we are encouraged to deny ourselves and make decisions for Jesus in order to bear fruit for God.
Jesus tells His disciples that they can have peace because their eternal destiny is being prepared and that they can have life now by knowing God. That’s also for you and me!
In John 10 and the story of Lazarus we see the stages of physical death and spiritual death, the religious beliefs about resurrection and then see that in Jesus there is true resurrection and eternal life.
In John 10 we read the story of Lazarus and see how personal resurrection and life is found in the person of Jesus.
In John chapter 9 we see Jesus again declaring Himself to be the Light of the World. In this chapter we see the progressive revelation that the blind beggar has til he comes to the point of bowing the knee and worshipping Jesus.
We see that Jesus is the only way to be saved.