/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Joyce Meyer Latest Sermons 2020 ''Don't Rush Anything, When The Time's Right, ... Church, stay connected to the Source, Jesus Christ - Duration: 0:33. jensaysjello 1,347 views. Verse two says, “Every branch in me that doesn’t bear fruit, he takes away.”What shall we say about this pruning? Staying Connected – Pastor Robert’s sermon for Sunday, April 29 30 Apr, 2018 in Uncategorized by Jenaye Hill Whenever I stay at my brother’s house in south central Pennsylvania, I know that calls on my cell phone are going to be a major problem. Read more Please don’t misunderstand what our Savior says to us. By Tonya S. Swindell Recently I learned how innovation and inclusion of capable men and women contributed to monumental achievements... read more, Suffolk house continues to brighten the holidays, Policy Committee reviews possible changes for public comment, special meetings, Council to choose from applicants to fill Chuckatuck Borough seat, Suffolk college athletes adjust to cancellation. Staying connected to Jesus the source of life. But we can’t serve unless we are connected 2) Connected—Love YOU CAN’T LOVE FROM A DISTANCE! He does in us that which we could not do only from ourselves. Recently, a hailstorm broke a small branch off one of the trees. As long as we are connected to Him, we can ask anything in life, and the Father will give it. This is not an order. The Bible's teaching about the church isn't easy to grasp. 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. He is the one who controls it all. 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. %���� Think on this: There is a supreme power in the universe that is bigger and more powerful than your small mortal self. Stay connected to your source. It’s a promise. And all of these need a power source. Dr. Joseph A. Perry is pastor of St. Mark AME Zion Church. A couple came to a Bible instruction class. He wants us to stay connected to Him so we can work to the highest level. Seek opportunities to put more love into the world. Having phones in every house seems to have been around for ever. He changes what we wanted in life to whatever He wants to do, and as long as He wants to do it. I was preparing to iron a pair of pants, so I had to plug the cord into the power outlet. B. What’s the fruit all about?. Do you really know where your power comes from? That first thing if you stay connected to is peace when you stay connected to God when stay connected to the source, you will peace how many of you know everything that is taking place right now that is going on in our society We have to have the peace of God. When we separate ourselves from the Lord, we can become ineffective. Here are four practices that help me stay connected to the power of the Spirit throughout the sermon process. Dr. Joseph A. Perry is pastor of St. Mark AME Zion Church. The Lord wants the very best for each of us. The Spirit of God inspired the Word of God. Jesus says that being spiritually connected is like being attached to a vine. Just like the iron, it had no impact until it was plugged up. | Add your comment, The following information comes directly from the City of Suffolk Department of Media and Community Relations. Stay connected to Jesus and live. When they abide in him, then they are abiding ultimately in the God of creation. 4When we are connected to the Lord, our lives aren’t the same. That’s why he does whatever is necessary to keep us going, to keep us producing, because He wants to pour into our lives the very best. Church is NOT Something You do, it's a Family to Connect With. The Lord shares with His disciples to abide in Him. Turn off devices. An Anglican missionary in Africa depended on a small ... And I hope you get the point that we need to stay connected to Christ whether we are talking about vines and branches, Computers, printers, telephones are all important tools at work. But our true source, even after those other sources no longer exist, will still keep you producing in a way that still gives God the glory. God has given you the potential to control those things that seek to entrap and subdue you. But we can lose track of the most important connection of all. Get His Word into your heart so deeply that no one else’s opinion is important. It has to stay attached to the vine. Internet, Facebook, smart phones -- we live in a very connected world. endobj The same way Jesus would come in the world and do the work He was assigned to do, we must forever stay connected to the Lord to do the work He assigned us to do. <> Staying connected John 15:1-8 We live in a country and even world that is probably more connected than any one could have imagined 20 maybe even as little as 10 years ago. Sunday, July 1, 2012 – 2 nd Article of the Apostles' Creed – Part 2 Smart phones, iPads, and blue rays fill our homes. Jesus said (vs. 5): “I am the vine, you are the branches. Your ability to release the full purpose for which God created you is dependent on your decision to stay connected to your source. The two go hand-in-hand. You have to stay connected. He wanted them to stay in Him by praying and fellowshipping with Him. 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Staying Connected – Pastor Robert’s sermon for Sunday, April 29 30 Apr, 2018 in Uncategorized by Jenaye Hill Whenever I stay at my brother’s house in south central Pennsylvania, I know that calls on my cell phone are going to be a major problem. Read more Please don’t misunderstand what our Savior says to us. By Tonya S. Swindell Recently I learned how innovation and inclusion of capable men and women contributed to monumental achievements... read more, Suffolk house continues to brighten the holidays, Policy Committee reviews possible changes for public comment, special meetings, Council to choose from applicants to fill Chuckatuck Borough seat, Suffolk college athletes adjust to cancellation. Staying connected to Jesus the source of life. But we can’t serve unless we are connected 2) Connected—Love YOU CAN’T LOVE FROM A DISTANCE! He does in us that which we could not do only from ourselves. Recently, a hailstorm broke a small branch off one of the trees. As long as we are connected to Him, we can ask anything in life, and the Father will give it. This is not an order. The Bible's teaching about the church isn't easy to grasp. 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. He is the one who controls it all. 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. %���� Think on this: There is a supreme power in the universe that is bigger and more powerful than your small mortal self. Stay connected to your source. It’s a promise. And all of these need a power source. Dr. Joseph A. Perry is pastor of St. Mark AME Zion Church. A couple came to a Bible instruction class. He wants us to stay connected to Him so we can work to the highest level. Seek opportunities to put more love into the world. Having phones in every house seems to have been around for ever. He changes what we wanted in life to whatever He wants to do, and as long as He wants to do it. I was preparing to iron a pair of pants, so I had to plug the cord into the power outlet. B. What’s the fruit all about?. Do you really know where your power comes from? That first thing if you stay connected to is peace when you stay connected to God when stay connected to the source, you will peace how many of you know everything that is taking place right now that is going on in our society We have to have the peace of God. When we separate ourselves from the Lord, we can become ineffective. Here are four practices that help me stay connected to the power of the Spirit throughout the sermon process. Dr. Joseph A. Perry is pastor of St. Mark AME Zion Church. The Lord wants the very best for each of us. The Spirit of God inspired the Word of God. Jesus says that being spiritually connected is like being attached to a vine. Just like the iron, it had no impact until it was plugged up. | Add your comment, The following information comes directly from the City of Suffolk Department of Media and Community Relations. Stay connected to Jesus and live. When they abide in him, then they are abiding ultimately in the God of creation. 4When we are connected to the Lord, our lives aren’t the same. That’s why he does whatever is necessary to keep us going, to keep us producing, because He wants to pour into our lives the very best. Church is NOT Something You do, it's a Family to Connect With. The Lord shares with His disciples to abide in Him. Turn off devices. An Anglican missionary in Africa depended on a small ... And I hope you get the point that we need to stay connected to Christ whether we are talking about vines and branches, Computers, printers, telephones are all important tools at work. But our true source, even after those other sources no longer exist, will still keep you producing in a way that still gives God the glory. God has given you the potential to control those things that seek to entrap and subdue you. But we can lose track of the most important connection of all. Get His Word into your heart so deeply that no one else’s opinion is important. It has to stay attached to the vine. Internet, Facebook, smart phones -- we live in a very connected world. endobj The same way Jesus would come in the world and do the work He was assigned to do, we must forever stay connected to the Lord to do the work He assigned us to do. <> Staying connected John 15:1-8 We live in a country and even world that is probably more connected than any one could have imagined 20 maybe even as little as 10 years ago. Sunday, July 1, 2012 – 2 nd Article of the Apostles' Creed – Part 2 Smart phones, iPads, and blue rays fill our homes. 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      The church is a mystery, and it is only with the help of the Holy Spirit that we can really begin to understand it at all. A family in Suffolk wants to shine a bright light at the end of this dark year. It is much more than simply going to church, although church can be a meaningful part of staying connected. 1 0 obj He lives in … The Only Connection that will Last Forever is with the Lord and the Body of Christ. The Rev. When I plugged the cord in and turned the iron on, it started heating up to do what I needed it to do. | Add your comment, Published 10:34 pm Monday, November 26, 2018, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” John 15:7. <>>> We are powerless until we are plugged into the true source. Jesus expalins that relationship with God is like a grape vine. The Rev. Stay connected to Jesus to bear much fruit. Throughout the history of mankind, God has sought to overcome the blindness that sin has brought to our lives. You’re not going to have any fruitfulness or productivity in your life if you’re out there on your own. In the same way, you cannot produce fruit unless you live in me” (John 15:4 GW). Abiding in Jesus: The Key to Fruitful Living John 15:1-8. It’s one of the best ways to stay connected to the Body of Christ because, as often as not, Christ reveals himself to us in the form of the poor and the stranger, so that when we reach out to those in need, especially those who can’t return the favor, we reach out to Christ. Stay Connected to God by Praying For a branch to stay alive and to be able to produce anything it has to stay connected to that which gives it life: whether that is a vine, or the trunk of a tree, or the stalk of a bush. When our church disappoints us for whatever reason, we need to remember that … This one may seem obvious, but there’s more to it than you’d think at first. We can’t remain disconnected and serve the Lord effectively. Once we grasp that we're the body of Christ, we start to see the church in a whole new light. Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you stay plugged in to the Source of Life! Parts: A. We have the peace of God. 2 0 obj And the devil knows all too well that when you stay connected … Why is staying connected to Jesus so important?. 2. When we seek His thoughts by reading His word and praying His word, we think differently. Draw life from that vine by staying connected to him in his Word. Bible Verses for Reference: “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, … Read More You say that during the last days, God does the work of judgment in order to class each according to his kind, to reward good and punish evil, to bring the old age to an end, and that, ultimately, Christ’s kingdom shall be realized on earth. As he was preaching I was frantically writing down things that stuck out to me, as well as a few thoughts I had resulting from the sermon. Pruning is a counter-intuitive activity because all those leaves … Microwaves, refrigerators, and heaters all seem to be necessities these days. endobj This step makes you humble. It doesn’t matter how it feels while we are disconnected, and we may be still performing on a high level, but when we remain disconnected, we will soon dwindle down to nothing. You’ve got to stay connected. Stay Connected to God by Stopping All Compromise Refuse to allow the things of the world—material possessions, career position, sinful pursuits, ungodly relationships or social standing—to eat away at your time with God. 3 0 obj A sermon based on Ephesians 1:18-23. Stay Connected to Your Source Part 1 Remember, only God knows your value and potential. endobj In the first of this series, How to Stay Connected to God Through His Word, we considered ways to make reading and studying Scripture a consistent part of our lives. Ephesians 1:23 NLT And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself. Marcus Akins takes us through today’s service staying connected to the source. Giving thanks today for #411 the eternal source of Life #412 we are not to create energy but be connected to the Energy #413 God’s power is more than enough for us #414 God will never run out of energy #415 our job is to be plugged in to God, He takes care of the rest. 4 0 obj It’s impossible to disconnect from our source and expect to have power. only a connection to Jesus, the Vine, gives life. I read a story that illustrates the necessity of remaining connected to the source. As long as that branch %PDF-1.5 We are only His branches who are connected to Him. There … Vines left to themselves will sprawl out all over the place and produce huge canopies of shoots, leaves and branches, and unless that canopy is controlled, the vine won’t yield much fruit. So many times in life, we have become disconnected from the source of life. Here are a few of those notes: Stay connected to the source, and when you do, you can heat up anywhere He places you on the ironing board of life. And then, connected to him, you'll bounce back to life instead of crash at the bottom for all of eternity. How do we stay connected, how do we remain spiritually charged? Read more He can be reached at josephp134@gmail.com. Jesus says that God prunes the branches that bear fruit to make it bear more fruit. The only requirement for the branch to grow fruit was to stay connected to the tree. Read more Preached on May 6, 2012, for the Fifth Sunday of Easter: Confirmation , at St. John's Ev. Those who abide in me and I in them … The devil knows all too well that Jesus is the only One who can connect you to God because only the blood of Jesus washes away the sin that separates you from God. But alongside that comes another essential: connecting through prayer. I'm reminded of Isaiah 20 … <> That branch, lying on the ground, will sadly never produce any more fruit. Our world in into staying connected. ‪The way we respond in adverse situations is vital to the way we live our lives. Sermon Delivered on May 3, 2015 By Rev. | Add your comment, As we approach a holiday season that for most, if not all, of us will look different this year, we are mindful that along with ... It was an iron, but no power. When I thought about that more, I realized that the Lord wants us to always stay plugged up to Him. The psalmist says in verse 10 and 11 of Psalm 46, “Be still, and know that I am God…The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” We need to be still and acknowledge that God is the Almighty, and is the source … So the secret to being fruitful, as Jesus said in John 15, is to abide in Jesus — that is, to stay connected to Him. 1 Peter 1:22 “Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,” Stay connected to Jesus. x���н�@�)��v:��ޞ۾��i`p܃+�Ѷ�����ﯾ(�Nd{fgЉD��b�X�L��/���?~���1�./�����շw?��I%J'�������WI��L��0&uɷ-���k������%��V���w?�>�����l۵�3��o���w?���>���I�2����,�җ�_��tv0��I���̥�_��2[d�1��~_S�U��~���t���B�'=~� stream December 2 Missing person, White Marsh Road Assault police ... Word-centered. I was interested to note that the text goes to pruning from the very first. Here’s the sum of it … There are a lot of so-called sources in our world where we feel, if we lose that connection, our lives, our abilities come to a halt. He let them know that it’s so important, it would be the make-or-break of their ministry. The Giver and Preserver of life. He wants each of us having impact in our communities. ���9�ta��~_��+�y���䊒��^'I�o*ط��ʳT�_o�v֯a;��}����M��/�l��vvݜ#��p��&�(�j�Ʈ.�\����"������m�����&m'`h��E�XLv5�����B�\�f�����3��)���&��J�U~�̹����N�'�:͋I�� }�'`����#��]�/HN\���%F�/�%���QS��2OU�(f��2�����}��W��n��iW�R��/��?�q������\�&d?�����v�Nmz^����m��ve�*��[����[. Don’t come away from this sermon thinking: I’ve got to get busy doing more things for the Lord. He loves us so much that he wants us to stay connected to Him, the one who is our source. The call to abide in Christ is an invitation to “stay connected” to the One who gives us life. This sermon dealt with the issue of staying connected to the "Power Source" which is God and God alone. Staying connected John 15:1-8 We live in a country and even world that is probably more connected than any one could have imagined 20 maybe even as little as 10 years ago. Today’s gospel lesson from John is all about staying connected – staying connected to the one who gives us life. He’s the vine, we are the branches and we must stay connected.‬ 1. The Problems of Prayer. 4When we are connected to our Lord, all we desire is what He wants for us. God is your source, Jesus is the entrance to that source. We have allowed people, places or things to cause us to disconnect. But our true source, even after those other sources no longer exist, will still keep you producing in a way that still gives God the glory. Stay connected to Jesus until you jump into death. 4When we are connected to the Lord, our thoughts aren’t the same. <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Joyce Meyer Latest Sermons 2020 ''Don't Rush Anything, When The Time's Right, ... Church, stay connected to the Source, Jesus Christ - Duration: 0:33. jensaysjello 1,347 views. Verse two says, “Every branch in me that doesn’t bear fruit, he takes away.”What shall we say about this pruning? Staying Connected – Pastor Robert’s sermon for Sunday, April 29 30 Apr, 2018 in Uncategorized by Jenaye Hill Whenever I stay at my brother’s house in south central Pennsylvania, I know that calls on my cell phone are going to be a major problem. Read more Please don’t misunderstand what our Savior says to us. By Tonya S. Swindell Recently I learned how innovation and inclusion of capable men and women contributed to monumental achievements... read more, Suffolk house continues to brighten the holidays, Policy Committee reviews possible changes for public comment, special meetings, Council to choose from applicants to fill Chuckatuck Borough seat, Suffolk college athletes adjust to cancellation. Staying connected to Jesus the source of life. But we can’t serve unless we are connected 2) Connected—Love YOU CAN’T LOVE FROM A DISTANCE! He does in us that which we could not do only from ourselves. Recently, a hailstorm broke a small branch off one of the trees. As long as we are connected to Him, we can ask anything in life, and the Father will give it. This is not an order. The Bible's teaching about the church isn't easy to grasp. 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. He is the one who controls it all. 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. %���� Think on this: There is a supreme power in the universe that is bigger and more powerful than your small mortal self. Stay connected to your source. It’s a promise. And all of these need a power source. Dr. Joseph A. Perry is pastor of St. Mark AME Zion Church. A couple came to a Bible instruction class. He wants us to stay connected to Him so we can work to the highest level. Seek opportunities to put more love into the world. Having phones in every house seems to have been around for ever. He changes what we wanted in life to whatever He wants to do, and as long as He wants to do it. I was preparing to iron a pair of pants, so I had to plug the cord into the power outlet. B. What’s the fruit all about?. Do you really know where your power comes from? That first thing if you stay connected to is peace when you stay connected to God when stay connected to the source, you will peace how many of you know everything that is taking place right now that is going on in our society We have to have the peace of God. When we separate ourselves from the Lord, we can become ineffective. Here are four practices that help me stay connected to the power of the Spirit throughout the sermon process. Dr. Joseph A. Perry is pastor of St. Mark AME Zion Church. The Lord wants the very best for each of us. The Spirit of God inspired the Word of God. Jesus says that being spiritually connected is like being attached to a vine. Just like the iron, it had no impact until it was plugged up. | Add your comment, The following information comes directly from the City of Suffolk Department of Media and Community Relations. Stay connected to Jesus and live. When they abide in him, then they are abiding ultimately in the God of creation. 4When we are connected to the Lord, our lives aren’t the same. That’s why he does whatever is necessary to keep us going, to keep us producing, because He wants to pour into our lives the very best. Church is NOT Something You do, it's a Family to Connect With. The Lord shares with His disciples to abide in Him. Turn off devices. An Anglican missionary in Africa depended on a small ... And I hope you get the point that we need to stay connected to Christ whether we are talking about vines and branches, Computers, printers, telephones are all important tools at work. But our true source, even after those other sources no longer exist, will still keep you producing in a way that still gives God the glory. God has given you the potential to control those things that seek to entrap and subdue you. But we can lose track of the most important connection of all. Get His Word into your heart so deeply that no one else’s opinion is important. It has to stay attached to the vine. Internet, Facebook, smart phones -- we live in a very connected world. endobj The same way Jesus would come in the world and do the work He was assigned to do, we must forever stay connected to the Lord to do the work He assigned us to do. <> Staying connected John 15:1-8 We live in a country and even world that is probably more connected than any one could have imagined 20 maybe even as little as 10 years ago. Sunday, July 1, 2012 – 2 nd Article of the Apostles' Creed – Part 2 Smart phones, iPads, and blue rays fill our homes. Jesus said (vs. 5): “I am the vine, you are the branches. Your ability to release the full purpose for which God created you is dependent on your decision to stay connected to your source. The two go hand-in-hand. You have to stay connected. He wanted them to stay in Him by praying and fellowshipping with Him. 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