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Hand Me Another Basket (6 of 7)
Series: Unleashing the Power of God
Pastor Jeff Schreve
We are finishing our series today that we've been in for the last several weeks called, "Unleashing the Power of God." Today, I want to share a message from John chapter 15 called, "Hand Me Another Basket."
If you have your Bibles, turn to John chapter 15 and I want us to stand together in honor of the Word of God. Would you do that with me? Stand as we read His Word. Jesus said these just hours before He went to the cross: "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away. And every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither cans you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine. You are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up, and they gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish and it shall be done for you. By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Abide in My love. If you will keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."
You may be seated.
In the wonderful, masterful little book, Secrets of the Vine, written by Bruce Wilkinson, he takes the reader on a little journey to a vineyard. And he says to picture going in the vineyard at harvest time. And suppose you and I were to go in the vineyard at ...
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