Welcome to our Online Worship. We are continuing our sermon series on the theme, "Who Is Jesus?" Jesus said, "I am the True Vine." If Jesus is the Vine, then we are the branches. Jesus makes it clear that, as His followers, unless we remain attached to Him, we are unable to do anything. He calls upon us to "abide" in Him. May God be blessed as we worship Him today.
Yet Not I, But Through
Christ In Me
O God, as we worship you today, plant us in the soil of your grace. Nurture us with the strength of Christ, the vine of everlasting life. Enlighten us with the wisdom of your Spirit, which flows through us today and all days. Abide in us, that we may abide in you and live in your love. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.
The True Vine
I Am the True Vine
Abide In Me
We thank you, gracious God, for Jesus Christ the true vine, with his roots eternally grounded in you. We rejoice that by grace we have been grafted into him, to be branches on a vine which bears the loveliest of all the fruits of earth. Yet we confess that all is not well with the way we live.
Please forgive us for the occasions when we have been the ones to introduce disease into the vine, preferring its contamination to the vigour of health.
Forgive us for neglecting to draw deeply on the sap of Life, for our tendency to wander instead of growing on the framework your provide, for being content, and sometimes even proud of, a few sparse or undersized fruits, for the apathy which lets us to go through some seasons without bearing any fruit.
Have mercy on us. Please do not lose patience or sever us completely from the true vine. Rather heal our diseases, discipline and train our wandering tendrils, prune our unfruitful branches and cut away our diseased ones.
May we remain in Christ and he in us, through all the changing seasons of life. Let us delight in bearing the fruits of love which are our true purpose and joy. For your Name’s sake. Amen!
Softly and Tenderly
Go now, and love one another, because love is from God.
Proclaim God’s salvation to every generation. Remain in Jesus Christ, and like branches of a vine, draw your life from him. And may God the vine grower tend you and make you fruitful; May Christ Jesus abide in you and give you life; And may the Holy Spirit cast out all fear and fill you with God’s love. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,