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This weekend at Eastbrook Church, I continued our series,”Chosen Words,” by looking at Jesus’ teaching on the spiritual life through the metaphor of the vine and the branches from John 15:1-17. After exploring the idea of Jesus as the ‘true’ vine, I spent time outlining four aspects of the life of abiding in Jesus.

You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here. You can join in with the “Chosen Words” devotional online.

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Jesus as the True Vine (John 15:1)

“True” Vine

Scriptural backgrounds (Psalm 80:8-11; Isaiah 5:1-7; Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 19:5-6)

He will do what Israel could not do

He will walk in obedience to God

He will bring blessing to the nations

Abiding in the Vine (John 15:2-6)

Our part is to remain – to abide – to live in – to stay put

Four Aspects of Abiding (Joh 15:7-17)

  1. Abiding in His words (John 15:7-8)
  2. Abiding in His love (John 15:9-11)
  3. Abiding in love for one another (John 15:12-13, 17)
  4. Abiding by bearing fruit in prayer (15:14-16)



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