ROOTS, FLOWERS AND FRUIT! --John 15: 1-8
It’s time to get back to the Bible!
John 15:1-8 (New Living Translation) "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. [2] He cuts off every branch...
John 15:1-8  (continued) [5] "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will p...
TAKE HOME •  Spiritual Growth will only occur sporadically, unless my daily regimen is intentional and  persistent. •  Sal...
Father, forgive me for coasting or expecting others to feed me. I hereby take responsibility for growing up in Christ and ...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship in Song
<ul><li>VRP  (very resourceful people)  What Paul was to Timothy </li></ul><ul><li>VIP   (very inspirational people)  What...
David and Jonathan  are great examples of this! --I Samuel 18: 1-4 We all need to spend more time with people who help us ...
Pray without ceasing , Praise the Lord always, Walk with Jesus continually! Commend God!   Borrow words from David or Isai...
<ul><li>Determine to purge  every known sin from your life, with God's help. </li></ul><ul><li>II Timothy 3: 16,17   Let G...
COMMUNION! A TIME TO REFLECT
Confession: I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.  Jesus is my Lord and Savoir.
Worship in Song
Reading the Bible opens up a whole new world
<ul><li>Proverbs 1:7   Read  your stacked up letters from God! </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 5:6   Really  want  to get nurtur...
Psalm 63: 6   I lie awake  thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.  7   I think  how much you have helped me...
Turn off the T.V. and iPod.  Get away by yourself.  Ponder the goodness, greatness and of God. Put your life under the scr...
<ul><li>It's a good book, read it!  Make a plan and stick to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Throug...
<ul><li>7 Minutes with God </li></ul><ul><li>One-A-Day Proverbs </li></ul><ul><li>Underline, comments, questions, date of ...
Worship in Song
PRAYER & PRAISE
Worship in Song
TAKE HOME •  Spiritual Growth will only occur sporadically, unless my daily regimen is intentional and  persistent. •  Sal...
Father, forgive me for coasting or expecting others to feed me. I hereby take responsibility for growing up in Christ and ...
God “is holding back the End because he doesn't want anyone lost. He's giving everyone space and time to change.” Go and h...
GO, SERVE, GROW! --John 15: 1-8
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  • TAKE HOME
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    1. 1. ROOTS, FLOWERS AND FRUIT! --John 15: 1-8
    2. 2. It’s time to get back to the Bible!
    3. 3. John 15:1-8 (New Living Translation) &quot;I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. [2] He cuts off every branch that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. [3] You have already been pruned for greater fruitfulness by the message I have given you. [4] Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me.
    4. 4. John 15:1-8 (continued) [5] &quot;Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. [6] Anyone who parts from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. [7] But if you stay joined to me and my words remain in you, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted! [8] My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father.
    5. 5. TAKE HOME • Spiritual Growth will only occur sporadically, unless my daily regimen is intentional and persistent. • Salvation is free, but personal growth is time consuming, expensive and collaborative. • It is time to shake the dust off of my Bible, get down on my knees and find a friend to walk along side of me on the Jesus Trail.
    6. 6. Father, forgive me for coasting or expecting others to feed me. I hereby take responsibility for growing up in Christ and becoming more fruitful. I'll need your help, of course! Commitment:
    7. 7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
    8. 8. Worship in Song
    9. 9. <ul><li>VRP (very resourceful people) What Paul was to Timothy </li></ul><ul><li>VIP (very inspirational people) What Paul was To Silas </li></ul><ul><li>VNP (very nice people) What the crowds were to Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>VDP (very draining people) What Judas, religious leaders and critics were to Jesus. </li></ul>RELATIONSHIPS THAT SHARPEN Proverbs 27:17
    10. 10. David and Jonathan are great examples of this! --I Samuel 18: 1-4 We all need to spend more time with people who help us grow, mentors and fellow sojourners.
    11. 11. Pray without ceasing , Praise the Lord always, Walk with Jesus continually! Commend God! Borrow words from David or Isaiah, sing spiritual songs! Enter into his courts with thanksgiving , throughout the day. Sink your roots down into the loamy soil of God. WORSHIP TO SINK THOSE ROOTS DEEPER --Eph 5: 18-20
    12. 12. <ul><li>Determine to purge every known sin from your life, with God's help. </li></ul><ul><li>II Timothy 3: 16,17 Let God point out your weak points. </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 4:11 Invite the Holy Spirit to reveal faulty intentions and selfish designs. </li></ul><ul><li>I John 1: 10 Get that slate cleaned, now! </li></ul>CONFESSION TO PURIFY
    13. 13. COMMUNION! A TIME TO REFLECT
    14. 14. Confession: I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Jesus is my Lord and Savoir.
    15. 15. Worship in Song
    16. 16. Reading the Bible opens up a whole new world
    17. 17. <ul><li>Proverbs 1:7 Read your stacked up letters from God! </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 5:6 Really want to get nurtured by God. He wants that for you too. </li></ul><ul><li>Psalm 119: 35 Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. </li></ul>STUDY LAY HOLD OF GOD'S HEART
    18. 18. Psalm 63: 6 I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. 7 I think how much you have helped me; I sing for joy in the shadow of your protecting wings. 8 I follow close behind you; your strong right hand holds me securely. MEDITATE TO ASSIMILATE
    19. 19. Turn off the T.V. and iPod. Get away by yourself. Ponder the goodness, greatness and of God. Put your life under the scrutiny of God's Word.
    20. 20. <ul><li>It's a good book, read it! Make a plan and stick to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Through-The-Bible -In-A Year Bible </li></ul><ul><li>A Gospel each week, An Epistle each month </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>7 Minutes with God </li></ul><ul><li>One-A-Day Proverbs </li></ul><ul><li>Underline, comments, questions, date of reading, don't let failures stop you. </li></ul><ul><li>Bible on Tape or CD </li></ul>READ TO FEED
    22. 22. Worship in Song
    23. 23. PRAYER & PRAISE
    24. 24. Worship in Song
    25. 25. TAKE HOME • Spiritual Growth will only occur sporadically, unless my daily regimen is intentional and persistent. • Salvation is free, but personal growth is time consuming, expensive and collaborative. • It is time to shake the dust off of my Bible, get down on my knees and find a friend to walk along side of me on the Jesus Trail.
    26. 26. Father, forgive me for coasting or expecting others to feed me. I hereby take responsibility for growing up in Christ and becoming more fruitful. I'll need your help, of course! Commitment:
    27. 27. God “is holding back the End because he doesn't want anyone lost. He's giving everyone space and time to change.” Go and help others know Jesus.
    28. 28. GO, SERVE, GROW! --John 15: 1-8
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