We hear some great stories about Jesus being the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for us but also picked it up again!!
We see that Jesus deals with every repentant person in a gentle way. We see from Hebrews 4 that He is able to understand and empathise with our temptations and our struggles to obey God, because He has walked along that path and succeeded.
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 final key to ‘abiding in Jesus’ is remaining in His love. By doing this we will bear much fruit. We focus on 1 John chapters 3 and 4 and review the nature of real love and how to live it out.
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.
We see that God longs to pour out His Holy Spirit on the believer. This will radically change our lives.
In the last sermon in this series we see that David had a heart to pass on good things to his son Solomon – we see this in the directions for building the new temple (1 Chronicles 28). We are encouraged to think about what we are passing on to our children and the next…
Using 2 Samuel 6 as a basis, we see that David is wholehearted – fully devoted to the Lord. This sermon draws out some practical pointers and indicators of a wholehearted person. It is challenging!
The idea of truth is examined in this sermon. We see that truth is completely seen in the person of Jesus, it is seen in the written word of God and is something for people to live according to.