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Church: Its Like Being Part of A Vine

Pastor John Isaacs


Kingsway Community Church
June 12, 2011

Church Is Not:
1. A building used for Christian worship.
2. A religious service.
3. A Christian denomination.

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Church Is: Ekklesia

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A Gathering of the Called Out Ones

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Metaphors Used To Describe The Church


Body, Bride, Army, Vine, Sheep Fold, Family, Temple

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Gods People As A Vine:


Old Testament Concept: Isaiah 5:1-2, Jeremiah
2:21, Ezekiel 19:10-14, Psalm 80:8-13
New Testament Concept: John 15:1-17

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The Vine Metaphor Reveals:


1. Jesus is the ___________ Vine.
2. The Father is the ______________.
3. Believers are the _______________.
4. Purpose is _______________.
Four Degrees of Fruit Bearing:
1. No Fruit
2. Bears Fruit
3. _________ Fruit
4. _________ Fruit
What Is The Fruit?
1. Numeric Growth?
2. New Coverts?
3. Fruit of the Spirit?
4. _________ _________
What Is The Process To Bearing Much Fruit?
1. Pruning?
2. ____________ (John 15:4-5)
What Does It Mean To Abide In Jesus?
1. ___________ Part
2. ___________ Part

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