“The Vinedresser” John 15:1-4
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“The Vinedresser” John 15:1-4

Last week we started our conversation of John chapter 15 by concentrating on Jesus’ first few words, “I am the True Vine.” The vine is the source of everything that grows. From the vine comes the branches and from the branches comes the fruit. Everything is dependent upon the vine. But Jesus wasn’t establishing his supremacy...

“The True Vine” John 15:1-4
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“The True Vine” John 15:1-4

In John 15:1-4 Jesus makes several short yet poignant statements through which he presents himself not just as an option, but as a necessity, “I am the true vine.” It’s not simply that we need Jesus or that we have lack in ourselves.It’s that Jesus is everything of value. He’s everything that is good or...

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“Great Joy” Luke 2:8-15

In Luke 2, an angel appeared to a group of night watch shepherds and announced, “I bring you good tidings of great joy for all people”. The angel was announcing that something unexpected had happened, that the God that had always been for them was going to be with them, that needs were about to...

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Alex’s Trip to Lebanon & Greece

This Sunday, we had the pleasure of hearing from Alex Falcao as he shared with us about his recent trips to Lebanon & Greece, and the words God revealed to his heart during those times.

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“Unexpected Characters” Luke 1

Most of us know what to expect with the Christmas story; we know the characters, so we tend to move through it quickly. But if we move too quickly, there is so much we can miss. God became a man. That is the reality we celebrate, but can we really fathom it though? The humility...

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“Greater” John 14:27-31

Words matter. God spoke and creation came into existence. God’s character is revealed by what He says. We were created in the image of God, but we often do not think about the power in our own words. Satan tries to diminish the power and value of our words. And when we diminish the power...

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“What is Peace?” John 14:27-31

What is peace? We all want it, we pray for it, but how do we define it? We want it to be calm, quiet and the absence of struggle/conflict. Some of us might want it to be that feeling that “everything is going to be okay” which we compare to Jesus taking a nap during...

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“The Teacher and the Textbook ” John 14:24-26

We need to learn the truth of the person of the Holy Spirit. The truth about our relationship to the Holy Spirit. The truth about Jesus’ relationship with the Holy Spirit. The person who lives within us. We need to slow down and let the Scriptures speak and not run past what we think we...

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Joanne Dileo: “Enough” 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

This Sunday we had the pleasure of having our good friend, Joanne DiLeo, as our speaker. Joanne leads worship and brings the Word every Thursday night at the Beverly Presbyterian Praise and Worship service which begins at 7:00pm. Please take some time to listen to her sermon and if you are free on Thursday night,...

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“The Problem and the Promise of Belief” John 14:22-24

In the upper room on the night Jesus ate His final meal with the disciples He gave them an example, instructions and a promise. He showed them the fullness of His love by washing their feet and then instructed them if He their teacher and Lord washed their feet that they then should wash each...