Series: Compass: A Series on Vision & Values
COMPASS: A Series on Vision and Value
Pastor Aaron Sutherland
Habakkuk 2:2-3 "Write a vision, and make it plain upon a tablet so that a runner can read it. There is still a vision for the appointed time, it testifies to the end; it does not deceive. If it delays, wait for it; for it is surely coming; it will not be late."
I. A SPIRITUALLY EMPOWERED COMMUNITY BEARS THE FRUIT OF HARDSHIP
John 15:1-2 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful."
II. A SPIRITUALLY EMPOWERED COMMUNITY BEARS THE FRUIT OF DEDICATION
John 15:3-6 "You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned."
III. A SPIRITUALLY EMPOWERED COMMUNITY BEARS THE FRUIT OF CONNECTION
John 15:7-8 "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples."
QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION
How have you experienced growth through pruning?
What is God attempting to prune in your life today?
What does abiding in Jesus look like for your daily life?
How have you seen God produce fruit as you placed your trust in Him?
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