Book Quotes

“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”― Jane Austen

Saturday, July 12, 2014

{Sunday}

In John 15 Jesus says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.


You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.


“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.



“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other."


Have a blessed Sabbath!


10 comments:

  1. Heel fijn om te weten dat De VADER onze tuinman is.

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    1. Yes! So glad to have a personal relationship with The Gardener. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Hi Anne, thanks for following me on bloglovin. The queen anne's lace photo is stunning. ~ Abby

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  3. Love the photos with scripture! Beautiful...

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I appreciate you taking time to come by and say hello.

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  4. Hi Anne! What a beautiful shot of the grapes on the vine...I love going to wineries and seeing all the grape vines, and think about the vine and the branches.
    The flower you featured, we would call that 'Queen Anne's Lace' so that's a perfect choice for you blog!
    So nice to see you today!
    Ceil

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    1. Hey Ceil! We have lots of wineries in our area but these beauties are in my in-laws garden. We actually have some older vines that need cleaning up and pruning :) Hmmm....sort of fits along with the Word. Hope you have a great week!

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  5. Beautiful reflection and photos. I've been in John 17 for several weeks, His unity and glory. Definitely an extension of these verses in John 15. What a hope we're called to! Thanks Anne.

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    1. Hi Jason, Appreciate your comment. I'm pretty sure I could spend all my time in John and still be gleaning from the wisdom contained within.

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