Resources on John 15:1

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Abide in Us Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/opening-prayer-john-15.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Prayer , God's Love Source: Re-Worship This opening prayer is based on the image of Christ as the true vine in John 15:1-8. The Gift of Community Sermon (Complete) by Ann M Svennungsen http://day1.org/959-the_gift_of_community Sermon (Complete) by Ann M Svennungsen Topics: Healing , Church , Justice , Ordinary Time Source: Day1 Within community we experience healing and are challenged to bring justice to our world. In this sermon on John 15:1-5, Ann M. Svennungsen reflects on the importance of church community. I Am the Vine, You Are the Branches Sermon (Complete) by Martin R Ganeri http://torch.op.org/torch/i-am-the-vine-you-are-the-branches Sermon (Complete) by Martin R Ganeri Topics: Jesus , Discipleship Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Martin Ganeri's homily meditates on John 15:1-8 and its image of the vine and the branches that make us keenly aware of the integration, intimacy, and sustaining relationship between Christ the vine, and we his disciples. Meditations on Christ and the Seasons Image by Julia Skeen https://www.artway.eu/content.php?id=2613&lang=en&action=show Image by Julia Skeen Topics: Christ , Art Source: ArtWay This is a visual meditation using John 15:1-8. Blending prayer, commentary and art, It focuses on Jesus Christ as the vine throughout the four seasons. In Your Branches: Intercession Element of Worship by MaryAnn Rennie https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/04/prayers-of-people-john-15-1-8.html Element of Worship by MaryAnn Rennie Topics: Prayer , Spiritual Growth , Intercession Source: Re-Worship "May our leaves soak up Your light... Gardener of all life." Images of vines and branches shape this prayer of intercession for spiritual growth and nourishment (inspired by John 15:1-8). Neither Heaven nor Hell Sermon (Complete) by Benjamin Anthony http://day1.org/1250-neither_heaven_nor_hell Sermon (Complete) by Benjamin Anthony Topics: Incarnation , Heaven , Hell , Discipleship Source: Day1 In this sermon on Jesus' parable of the vine and branches (John 15:1-8), Benjamin Anthony recommends reading the passage as "a meditation on discipleship and not a program manual for judgment and exclusion." Lord, Talk to Us Poetry by Anne Osdieck http://liturgy.slu.edu/5EasterB042918/prayerpathmain.html Poetry by Anne Osdieck Topics: Prayer , Holy Spirit , Poetry , Paul Source: The Sunday Website Anne Osdieck offers poetic prayers based on Jesus as the vine from John 15:1-8; Paul speaking boldly about Jesus in Acts 9:26-31; and receiving what one asks of God from 1 John 3:18-24. Be Fruitful and Multiply Sermon Starter/Outline by Eleonore Stump http://liturgy.slu.edu/5EasterB042918/reflections_stump.html Sermon Starter/Outline by Eleonore Stump Topics: Love , Union With Christ Source: The Sunday Website In this reflection, Eleonore Stump uses John 15:1-8 to consider fruitfulness and how a believer remaining in Christ and Christ remaining in them brings love and fruitfulness. Make Your Home in Me Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Make-Your-Home-in-Me-Alyce-McKenzie-05-03-2012 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M McKenzie Topics: Union With Christ , Discipleship , Covenant , Spiritual Growth Source: Patheos In her exposition of John 15:1-8, Alyce McKenzie explores Jesus’ metaphor of the vine. As the fulfillment of Israel’s potential to bear fruit for God, Jesus invites us to participate in fruit-bearing through relationship with Him. Rooted in the Vine Element of Worship by Fraser Penny https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2018/04/prayer-for-others-rooted-in-vine.html Element of Worship by Fraser Penny Topics: Prayer , Intercession , Worship Planning , Love your neighbor Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer of intercession based on John 15:1-8, asking God to remind us that our lives are drawn closer to others as we come closer to God. Spiritual Pruning Sermon Starter/Outline by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/5EasterB042918/reflections_foley.html Sermon Starter/Outline by John Foley Topics: Spiritual Growth , Guilt Source: The Sunday Website In this reflection, John Foley uses the image of Jesus as a vine and his followers as branches from John 15:1-8 to consider the need for pruning and managing one's guilt from their sins. Getting Real Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/getting-real Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Sermon , Preaching , Relationship , Jesus Source: Working Preacher In this sermon starter for John 15:1-8, David Lose questions the nature of our relationships in an ever-connected world, and what it means to be grafted onto the true vine of Jesus Christ. Pray to be Pruned! Sermon (Complete) by Dominic Ryan http://torch.op.org/torch/pray-to-be-pruned Sermon (Complete) by Dominic Ryan Topics: Fruit of the Spirit , Christ , Christian , Disciple Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars In a homily on John 15:1-8 Fr Dominic Ryan asks what it might entail for us, the vines, to be pruned by the Father, the vinedresser. Abiding in the true vine Commentary/Exegesis by Osvaldo Vena https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/fifth-sunday-of-easter-2/commentary-on-john-151-8-4 Commentary/Exegesis by Osvaldo Vena Topics: Jesus , Community , Israel , True Vine Source: Working Preacher Commenting on John 15:1-8, Osvaldo Vena reviews the Old Testament background of vine imagery. He also suggests that the warning about not abiding in Christ (v. 6) was addressing a problem with faithfulness in the community. Abiding Fruit Sermon (Complete) by Juan Huertas http://day1.org/6534-abiding_fruit Sermon (Complete) by Juan Huertas Topics: Easter , Discipleship , Reconciliation Source: Day1 God grows the vine, tends it, and makes sure it is healthy and whole, making us into flowering branches that reveal the presence of Jesus in the field of God's kingdom. Abiding Love Commentary/Exegesis by William Brosend http://www.religion-online.org/article/abiding-love-john-151-17-1-john-51-6/ Commentary/Exegesis by William Brosend Topics: Love , Compassion , Community Source: Religion Online This article argues that Jesus’ image of vine, branch, and fruit in John 15 is not about viticulture, it is about abiding. Loving is the highest form of abiding, of being present for another. Abiding in the Love of God Commentary/Exegesis by William Brosend https://www.christiancentury.org/article//abiding-love Commentary/Exegesis by William Brosend Topics: Love , Jesus , God's Presence , Meditation Source: The Christian Century "We do not love as a means to bring about some holy end, but because God first loved us. Loving is the highest form of abiding, of being present for another." Affluenza and Apathy Article by Andrea Murdock https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4648/affluenza-and-apathy Article by Andrea Murdock Topics: Grace , Salvation , Parenting , Grace of God Source: Ministry Matters Drawing on the story of a young man who escape a harsh sentence by pleading ignorance, this article by Andrea Murdock on Galatians 5:13-15 and John 15:1-8 discusses how Christians grow in grace to live responsibly. Living out the Faith Study Guide by Anne Osdieck http://liturgy.slu.edu/5EasterB042918/reflections_osdieck.html Study Guide by Anne Osdieck Topics: Paul Source: The Sunday Website Anne Osdieck offers discussion questions based on Jesus as the vine from John 15:1-8; Paul rejected by the disciples from Acts 9:26-31; and keeping God's commands from 1 John 3:18-24. Abide in Me Sermon (Complete) by Martha P Sterne http://day1.org/681-sermon_for_the_5th_sunday_of_easter Sermon (Complete) by Martha P Sterne Topics: Prayer , Idolatry , Creation , Daily Living Source: Day1 This complete sermon on John 15:1-8 calls us to remember that we abide in the life and love of the One who made it all and suggests three ways to help us remember that.