Sunday, January 28, 2018—Mike Teel, Pastor
SECRETS OF THE VINE: Fruitful to More Fruit –Pruning
KEY PASSAGE: John 15:1-8 (NKJV)
THE PROCESS TO PROMOTE MORE FRUIT –PRUNING
1. ONE OR THE OTHER
2. COAXING A GREATER HARVEST
3. APPLICATION TO THE CHRISTIAN’S LIFE
PROFILES IN PRUNING
1. METHODS OF PRUNING
2. PERSONAL ILLUSTRATIONS
old unproductive relationships
MISUNDERSTANDING GOD’S METHODS
1. OUR CONFUSION
2. PRUNING VERSUS DISCIPLING
1. OLD MATURE VINES
2. TEST OF YOUR FAITH
James 1: 2-4… 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
3. IMPORTANT PRUNING TRUTHS
LIVE IT OUT
> This only applies if you are abiding in the vine. Are you a believer today?
> Where is God applying the shears of pruning in your life?
> What do you need to surrender to Him today?