Pretender or Follower?


Pretender or Follower?

June 21, 2015 by Jamie Page
Passages:John 15:1-8

Sermon Synopsis

In this message from John 15:1-8, Pastor Jamie asks one of the most important “end times” questions one can ask – “Am I a pretender or a follower?” This challenging message gets at the heart of what it means to be a believer, especially in a time when biblical Christianity is being increasingly marginalized by the world and the persecution of the genuine church is on the rise.

John 15:1–8

15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

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