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Purpose (John 15:1-11)

Pastor Joe Sanders, September 26, 2010
Part of the Do Something - Make Your Life Count series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Why are we here? What's our reason for existing? Man has struggled with that since then dawn of human history. Wouldn't it be nice to not only know the answer to this question but also to know how to go about fulfilling that purpose? God as our creator not only has an intended purpose for us but he has revealed that purpose to us. Jesus tells us specifically what our purpose is and what it looks like to live in such a deep, intimate, personal relationship with him that we know and fulfill the things that God has created us for. When we live in expectant relationship with Christ, his words, his and his love, we understand what it means to love God and love others- and we begin to fulfill our purpose!

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John 15:1-11

1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. (KJV)

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