Don’t Be A Stick (10-18-20)

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John 15:6-8 In verse 6 Jesus says, “Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.” Our Mantra is “Be the Branch” but the alternative is to be the stick that gets thrown in the burn pile. Jesus says if we are connected …

Ouch That Hurts (10-11-20)

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Bonsai trees can live hundreds of years, but they need intentional pruning that cuts bad and good for the better. The way of Jesus is a way of pruning, intentionality, and lifelong commitment revealing the value and distinction He makes in this world. When intentionally cared for, Bonsai trees can live hundreds of years. They are considered by many to …

Be The Branch (10-4-20)

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As you read through John 15 there is one word that keeps showing up. It’s the word “Remain”. It appears 11 times in 11 verses – it’s clear that Jesus doesn’t want us to miss this. The call to remain is a call to faithfulness, it’s a call to consistency, it’s a call for every one of us. The idea of this word is …