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  • 1. John 15:1-17 Being Community
  • 2. Why Be A “If being a Christian isChristian? about death then don’t bother.” Suzy Deverson “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10
  • 3. “I am the true vine, and myFather is the gardener.” John 15:1
  • 4. The vineyard of the Lord Almighty is thenation of Israel, and the people of Judahare the vines he delighted in. Isaiah 5:7
  • 5. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. Genesis 2:8
  • 6. I am the vine; you are the branches. Ifyou remain in me and I in you, you willbear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
  • 7. If you remain in me and my words remainin you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Fathers glory, that you bear much fruit, showingyourselves to be my disciples. John 15:7-8
  • 8. My command is this:Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12
  • 9. The Big Idea“The folk around us needto see the clues that Godswants them to comeacross. Which is thecommunity of love ofanother kind.” Brian Meardon 13th January 2013.
  • 10. The Big Idea“An individual choice by‘us’ to delight in eachother will have corporateramifications, will havecommunity impact.” Max Cross 20th January 2013
  • 11. The Big Idea“If we are that place oflove, we can ‘grab guys’when they see our love.” Paul Whiteaway 27th January 2013
  • 12. The Big Idea“Community begins withus. It doesn’t end here, itbegins with us…. ….If itdoesn’t happen here, it’snot going to happen outthere.” Suzy Deverson 3rd February 2013
  • 13. My command is this:Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12