Grape news for the languishing vine

Posted: October 18, 2007 by Daniel in encouragement, evangelism, get equipped
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“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. GrapesGrapes

Throwing one’s self into evangelism without being a part of that life giving vine, or plugged into the power source, is futile. Let’s be encouraged to stay faithful in our personal walk with Christ – as He says “apart from me you can do nothing.” I struggle with keeping the balance, if you do too, we can remember the key to bearing fruit is “remaining in” Him.

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Comments
  1. Angela says:

    Great point! If we focus on evangelism as a project we are undertaking rather than having it flow out of our love for our Saviour than I think it can very quickly lose it’s point. Of course swinging too far the other way is also not quite right. Oh to find the happy balance there!

  2. Just reading that scripture verse was really encouraging – I am so refreshed when considering Christ and His work of grace.

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