English Sermon (09/12) – Trust in the Vinedresser (John 15:1-11)
In gardening, pruning is the process of cutting branches to make sure that a tree can bear the best fruit. John 15 tells us that Jesus is the true vine, the Father is the vinedresser and we are the branches. The branch cannot do anything on its own, but the vinedresser has the master plan for the garden. As such, we must learn to trust God and submit to being “pruned”, even when our flesh says that we don’t want it. Pruning is never comfortable and never easy – but it is intended to expose the idols in our lives (health, grades, career, etc.). It involves pain, loss and disappointment. In this message through John 15:1-11 we discover how we can endure a season of pruning today.