23 December 2018
Rooted (Depth Of Character) Part 2
John 15:1-“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. NKJV
Heb 12:11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. NKJV
In our series entitled “Rooted,” we are going to be taking a journey through the Scripture on what it means to be pruned by the Lord. The Lord does not prune our lives to hurt us but rather to promote the increase of the fruit we produce for His Kingdom while here on earth. In this series, we are going to look at the importance of correction in our lives and the depth of character that it will produce. Come join us and get ready to increase in the peaceable fruit of righteousness.
Part 2 – Pruning fruit trees is a necessary chore that improves sunlight penetration and increases air movement through the tree. Pruning also develops the structure of the tree so that it can support the crop load. … Damaged limbs are susceptible to disease and insect infestations that could further damage the tree. Part of the pruning is correction, the Scriptures tell us in Hebrews 12:5,6 – “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; 6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.” God loves us and correction is a demonstration of His love, when we engage in this correction we are pruned for greater fruitfulness!