This Sunday, we will begin our sermon series from the Gospel of John 15 entitled The Vine. How many times does the relevance of the Biblical passage surprise you? In John 15, Jesus describes himself to his friends as “the true vine.” He goes on to teach them about three vital relationships. Disciples are to be rightly related to Jesus (vv. 1–10), each other (vv. 11–17), and the world (vv. 18–27). Disciples have three respective duties: to remain (abide), to love each other, and to testify about Him even if those hearing the message reject it and you.
This passage of Scripture is so vital for the church in these days of anger, confusion, and doubt. I’m looking forward to studying this passage with you to discover how we can live as followers of Jesus. Take some time to read John 15:1-27 over the next three weeks; I know you will benefit as you immerse yourself in His Word!
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Eric grew up in the little town of Gibraltar, PA with his grandparents. He met his wife Cheryl while working at Good’s Greenhouse in Bowmansville, PA. He has three adult children and values watching them grow into the people God wants them to be.