Tag Archives: Abide In Me

Parables of Vineyards

Consider that you have been ordained by God to impact this world for the Lord, with the Lord, and in the Lord. And the Lord is in you to accomplish his will – to bear his fruit. Remain in Jesus … Continue reading

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Ezekieland

God desires for us to bear much fruit.  In fact, God has prepared good works for us to do in advance.  His plan for our lives is to remain connected to Jesus so that we can stay connected to God’s … Continue reading

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Following Jesus Into Excommunication and Death

Jesus told his disciples that they would face expulsion from their synagogues and death at the hands of people who believe they are serving God.  Imagine, an enemy from within your own church family and persecution to the point of … Continue reading

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Psalm 80 – The Truth of the Vine

There is a great lament in Psalm 80 that the Lord has left Israel for dead at the hands of their neighbours.  ‘Restore us,’ Asaph cries out, that God will shine his face on them and save them.  Jesus answers … Continue reading

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Handiwork Good Works

I listened to a challenge two nights ago from Bill Clem, who is a pastor in Portland, Oregon.  Bill spoke about what it means to be a follower of Jesus, and what it doesn’t mean.  I left wrestling with the … Continue reading

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Abide

Vine and branches are a pretty good analogy to the relationship between God and us because branches on a vine don’t contribute to their growth or nourishment.  Sounds one sided I know… They catch rain and they absorb carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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