2024-04-28 — Painful And Productive Pruning

Church Year: Easter 5:
Date: April 28, 2024

Theme: Painful And Productive Pruning

– John 15:1-8

– Pastor: John Hein

Bulletin: Bulletin

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.


TLH 53 : Abide, O Dearest Jesus Hymnary.org link
TLH 342 : Chief of Sinners, Though I Be Hymnary.org link
TLH 411 st. 1,4-7: From Eternity, O God Hymnary.org link
TLH 412 : May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Acts 8:26-40 1 John 3:18-24

Theme: Painful And Productive Pruning

John 15:1–8 (Listen)

I Am the True Vine

15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.