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August 2018

  

This month’s message is in the book of John Chapter 15 verses 1 thru 11. As you read the following inspired scriptures written by John the Apostle referring to “Relationship of Believers to Jesus Christ” may we open up our hearts and have a teachable spirit to receive what the Spirit of the Word of God is saying.

 

Relationship of Believers to Jesus Christ

John 15:1  I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 

 

John 15:2  a Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth b more fruit. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away)

Matthew 15:13  But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 

1Corithians 3:12  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 

1Corithians 3:13  Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 

1Corithians 3:14  If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 

1Corithians 3:15  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b more fruit)

Matthew 13:12  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 

 

John 15:3  a Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you)

John 13:10  Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. 

John 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 

 

John 15:4  a Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Abide in me, and I in you)

Colossians 1:23  If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; 

 

John 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much a fruit: for without me ye can do b nothing. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a fruit: for without me ye can do)

Hosea 14:8  Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b nothing.)

2Corithians 3:5  Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; 

 

John 15:6  If a man abide not in me, a he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered)

Matthew 3:10  And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 

 

John 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words a abide in you, b ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a abide in you)

1John 2:14  I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. 

 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. )

John 14:13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 

John 16:23  And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 

 

John 15:8  a Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; b so shall ye be my disciples. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit)

Matthew 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b so shall ye be my disciples)

John 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 

 

John 15:9  As the Father hath a loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a loved me, so have I loved you)

John 5:20  For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. 

John 17:26  And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. 

 

John 15:10  a If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love)

John 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments. 

 

John 15:11  These things have I spoken unto you, a that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.)

1John 1:4  And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 

 

Conclusion

Our choices and decisions on receiving God's Word are very important to each one of us.  We must learn to put our Faith and Trust in God and His Word the Holy Bible. Will you take this day, time and this very hour to make your choice and or decision? Will you receive God and His Word “AND BE BORN AGAIN INTO HIS KINGDOM”? Below is a prayer to receive Jesus Christ and start a relationship of eternal life with Him.

 

 Prayer to Receive Jesus as Lord and Savior:

Heavenly Father,

I come to you in the Name of Jesus, I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and believe He died on the cross and rose on the third day. I ask you to come into my heart. I ask you now to wash me and cleanse me. I give you my spirit, soul and body.  I will with your help follow you all the days of my life. I thank you for writing my name in the Lambs Book of life.
Thank you Father, In Jesus Name, Amen

 

JOY IN LIFE = SERVANT HOOD

REMEMBER THIS “JOY” = JESUS FIRST, OTHERS SECOND AND YOU "YOURSELF" LAST.

It is our prayer that this message of  “Relationship of Believers to Jesus Christ” has brought hope and help to your life and that you will totally give all of your spirit, your soul and your body to Jesus Christ and be a mighty witness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To go forth with what God has called you to do with Him.

May God's riches blessings and His love be poured out on your life daily in Jesus Name?

In His Love and His Service,

William & Susan

 

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from the King James Version of the Bible.