The True Vine - Part 2 (11 of 11) by Ernest Easley

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The True Vine - Part 2 (11 of 11)
Series: I Am
Ernest L. Easley
John 15:1-11

I read this week about two police officers who responded to a domestic disturbance with gunshots fired. When they arrived on the scene, they discovered the wife had shot her husband for walking across her freshly mopped floor. They immediately called their sergeant:

Hello, Sarge?
Yes?
It looks like we have a homicide here.
What happened?
A woman has shot her husband for stepping on the floor she had just mopped.
Have you place her under arrest?
No sir .. the floor is still wet!

Timing is everything! Well, it's time for us to wrap up our series of messages from the gospel of John under the heading I AM. What an incredible series as we have heard Jesus using the same name God used in Exodus 3 in introducing Himself to Moses! Exodus 3.13-14, ''The Moses said to God, ''Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers as sent me to you,' and they say to me, 'What is His name?' what shall I say to them?'' And God said to Moses I AM WHO I AM.'' And He said, ''Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.'''

And now we find in John's gospel, seven different occasions when Jesus used that special name for God and every time He used it, He was declaring His deity and revealing what He does.

When you discover the deity of Jesus and what He brings into your life, you will want to follow Him the rest of your life! Only a fool says, ''No God for me!'' That's what God's word tells us in Psalm 14.1, ''The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'' It's the foolish that say, ''No God,'' and it's the faithful that say ''Yes God.''

And it's my prayer for you today as you hear from God, through His word, that your response will be ''Yes God.'' In fact, let's stop right here and ask God to speak truth into our life.

Before we do; let me ask you a question: Do you believe God always has your best interest at hear ...


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