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Mar 26, 2017

Finding Joy

Finding Joy

Passage: John 15:1-11

Speaker: Pastor Matt Zamudio

Category: Love

Jesus has given us joy through our relationship with Him!

 

1. The _________________________

John 15:1-2 (ESV)-“I am the true vine, and my Father is the

vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Isaiah 5:7 (ESV)-For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are his pleasant planting; and he looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; for righteousness, but behold, an outcry!

2. The ________________________

A. Submission/Surrender

John 15:2 (ESV)-Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

B. Salvation

John 15:3 (ESV)-Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

C. Relationship

John 15:4 (ESV)-Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

D. Obedience

John 15:10 (ESV)-If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

3. The _______________________

A. Changed Life

John 15:4 (ESV)-Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)-But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,

peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

B. Powerful Prayer Life

John 15:7 (ESV)-If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

C. God Will Be Glorified

John 15:8 (ESV)-By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

D. Joy is Found

John 15:11 (ESV)-These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

  • Submit yourself to God, let Him work in you and through you.

  • Remember that you don’t have to earn your salvation.

  • Stop trying to produce and change your life...let Him.

  • Focus your efforts on getting closer with Him.

  • Ask for “big faith” things!

  • Live Joyfully!

    Here Is The Point: In Jesus there is fullness of joy!