“Doing More by Doing Less” Parts I and II (John 15:1, 4-11; 1 John 4:12-16) Nov. 13 and Nov. 20


 (John 15:1, 4-11; 1 John 4:12-16)                


Our first reading comes from the good news according to John. 

And Jesus said to the disciples,

1”I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.

9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

Our second reading comes from the first letter of John.

12No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

14And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. 15God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. 16So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.

@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Doing More by Doing Less” Parts I and II (John 15:1, 4-11; 1 John 4:12-16) Nov. 13 and Nov. 20

“Doing More by Doing Less” Parts I and II

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