Images of the Vine in John 15

Images of the Vine in John 15

The Journey reading for today brings us to my favorite passage of the entire Bible. It is the metaphor of the vine and the branches in John 15:1-10. I have been captivated by this image since I was a child. Do a search on my site for “John 15” and you will...

The Vine of John 15

The vine is the central image of the Gospel. It demonstrates the perichoretic power of the Gospel. That is the power of indwelling the other as demonstrated in the...
Who Brings Down the Mighty?

Who Brings Down the Mighty?

The Final Advent Candle to be lit this weekend is named Love. The text is Luke 1:46-55. This passage is famously called The Magnificat. It is the song Mary sang after her cousin Elizabeth praised her for believing God’s Promise. Here’s the interesting thing about this...
Walking in the Spirit

Walking in the Spirit

What does it mean to walk in the Spirit, and, more importantly, how do we do it? That is the big question for our sermon this weekend. The primary text is Colossians 2:6-7, and the supplemental text is John 15:1-8. Here’s the Colossians image again. This verse...
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