3/13/16 – Living a Fruitful and Meaningful Life – John 15:1-17

Living a Fruitful and Meaningful Life

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John Stange

John 15:1-17

I. God’s long-term goal for your life is fruitful (v. 1-3)

Isaiah 5:3-4 – And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,

judge between me and my vineyard.
4 What more was there to do for my vineyard,

that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes,

why did it yield wild grapes?

II. Abide in Christ and you will be fruitful (v. 4-11)

III. Keep loving one another with Christ’s love (v. 12-17)

Matthew 22:34-40 – 34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him,“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”