The Gospel for this coming week - The Fifth Sunday of Easter- April 29 - comes from John 15
This week, Pastor Walt will be leading two discussions of this preaching text.
On Thursday Morning - Rise and Bible will be reading and studying this text (7:30 to 8:30 a.m.) at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, Burnsville.
Also on Thursday Morning - Preacher's Bible Study will be meeting to do the same at 9:00 a.m. at St. James in the Koinonia Room.
[Jesus said:] 1“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”