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Changing yourself? (John 15)

When Christians struggle with sin in their lives, one thought often pops up in their minds. “I have to do better.” It is of course good to want to be victorious over sin. But that way of thinking can also … Continue reading

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John 15:1-17 — Chosen to be fruitful

This is one of the most famous passages in the Gospels in which Jesus shows us a beautiful illustration of our relationship with God. Here he calls himself the vine.  In the Old Testament, Israel was referred to as a vine. … Continue reading

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Ezekiel 15 — Fruitless

I’m not a farmer nor am I a carpenter, so I learned something about the wood from grapevines when reading this passage.  It’s absolutely useless for anything except for bearing fruit. Now that I think about it, I’ve never heard … Continue reading

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