Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 3, 2015
“The Fruitful Branch Remains in Christ”
1. To receive His strength for fruitful living.
a. Like branches to a vine, we're united to Jesus for our life.
b. We bear the fruit of spiritual character (Galatians 5:22-23).
* We cannot bear fruit unless we remain in Jesus. When we do, we
will bear fruit that will last with effects only God Himself may know ..
1. To be pruned to bear even more fruit.
a. When pain or loss strikes, we may question God's love.
b. In love, however, He is pruning us to be more fruitful.
* Do you want your life to matter? Christ makes us so heavenly
minded we are truly of earthly good - God's earthly good!