The Purpose of Your Life John 15: 1-14

The Purpose of Your Life John 15: 1-14

I am the Vine ye are the branches. The Purposes of Purification “Take up” To lift up to make clean. Sin keeps us from services “dirt” Cleansed by God Word. Psalms 119:9 says, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed there to according to thy word. Amen!II. The Pain of PruningA. To cut off “to purges it” “The Pain is now the Harvest is coming” a. To remove the dead wood. b. To all the Sun to shine in. c. To increase the harvest.Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. Amen!When God starts cutting it hurts! What is God Want? 1. Family 2. Freedom a child “at the Dr. office”3. Future ‘job’ Bear fruit, more fruit, much fruitAre we to rejoice in pruning? 1st Peter 1:6-7 says, “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Amen!III. The Principle of Abiding ‘God in us’ A. The Holy Ghost Abides in us. John 14:16 says, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.”B. The Holy Ghost Provides for us. Luke 11:13 says, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” Amen!C. The Holy Ghost Comforters and teach us. John 14:26 says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” Amen!D. The Holy Ghost is to cleanse us. Titus 3:5 says, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” Amen!Philippians 1:6 says, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” We are to abide in God. Amen!Galatians 2:20 says, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Amen!We walk as God walks.1st John 2:6 says, “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. We need to walk in the word of God.Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Amen!Can we do this? Are we to walk as God, think as God? Philippians 2:5,6,7,8 says, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Amen!The servant, The surrender and The SacrificeIV. The Promise of AbidingA. That there is power in Prayer John 15:7 says, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” Amen!John 14:13 says, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” Amen!1st John 5:14-15 says, ”And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. Amen!B. We need Consentient prayer and continue in my LoveC. We will have Joy in the Lord and joy, joy to be fullThe Power to Love The Commandment to LoveTo Love Sacrificially“To lay down one Life for his friends.”Thank you for reading this week’s message.Brother Nelson