12 April, 2024

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Jan. 28 Lesson | I AM the Vine

Jan. 28 Lesson | I AM the Vine

Reading Time: 4 minutes

As Jesus continued his Upper Room Discourse in John 15, he moved beyond metaphor by claiming to be the true vine of Israel. Then he connected the dots between the vine and himself, the gardener and his Father, and the branches and the disciples. . . .

Jan. 28 Application | ‘No Pruning, No Progress’

Jan. 28 Application | ‘No Pruning, No Progress’

Reading Time: 3 minutes

“My wife took the pruning shears to an overgrown houseplant and chopped it down to a stub,” David Faust writes. “I was sure she had killed it, but the remarkably resilient plant now thrives in a corner of our kitchen. . . . I’m not sure why God designed things this way, but sometimes cutbacks lead to growth spurts. . . .”