Dead Branches

I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. (John 15:1-2) Read: Matthew 12:22 – 13:9, Mark 3:20 – 4:20, Luke 8:1-8 Relate: The autumn months seem to bring…

Of This World

Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not. That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.”  “Who are you?” they demanded. Jesus replied, “The…