“What is God’s will for my life?” This question has occurred to most people at some point in their lives. But what if that is the wrong question? What if, while pursuing God’s will for “my life,” we have missed the more significant thing God is doing? Join us for a message from John 15, where we will learn the difference between straws and garden hoses and how ghostwriters might be the key to understanding God’s will.
Four Metaphors from John 15:
1. The True Vine: __________
2. The Vinedresser: ______
3. The Branches: ____
4. The Fruit: _______________________________
Three Conditions for getting whatever you ask of God:
1. “If you ____________ in me.”
2. “If … my word ______________ in you.”
3. “If … you bear __________,”
Knowing and doing the will of God requires __________ __________________ to Jesus Christ.
Stop ______________ and start ______________.
Use this outline for personal reflection, as a couples or family devotion, or with a small group.
Abiding in Jesus means living with increasing dependence on and surrender to Him. This isn’t just a spiritual concept; it’s a spiritual discipline that requires practice.
As we prepare to kick off our next discipleship series, Experiencing God, we invite everyone to make three commitments. First, attend worship at Aspire every week. Second, participate in a small group, and third, use The Seven Realities of Experiencing God for your daily quiet time.
HUDDLE (making it personal and praying together - in huddles)
This week’s daily reading will focus on John 15 and other passages where the Bible uses vines and fruit as examples of our relationship with God. As you read, invite the Holy Spirit to reveal how you can remain in the Vine and bear fruit this week.
Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Invitation to a Journey by Robert Mulholland
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