Great Sermon! This passage from John 15 is wonderfuly laid out wiith great clarity here. Well worth listening again!
A good explaination of what is meant by fruit. To say that the branches bear the fruit but the father ( the husbandman) produces it within them brings an essential understanding.
Another important and rarely made point is " know them by their fruits" refers to false teachers and prophets bringing a false gospel, and not for the "branches" to judge esch other.
Rose & George Fenton (12/30/2013)
from Dorset UK
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor Jim, How blessed we are to receive this great message of the Vine and the Branches. I had completely missed the words "in me" in John 15 v. 2 and thank you for explaining it so well.
Thank you that you brought the scripture alive.
We are christians in England, who are confined to home, through illness on my part, but even so, there are no churches in our area in the truth. We rejoice to receive such ministry over the internet, and thank the Lord for your faithfulness. Love in Christ, English Rose
'A Debtor To Mercy Alone' Pastor Byrd, We were so blessed by Kathy's singing of the Augustus Toplady hymn, "A Debtor To Mercy Alone". It is one of my favorite hymn poems and I especially love the E minor tune, "Trewen". At the close of your service, your whole congregation sang a most wonderful John Newton sacred poem, "How Sweet The Name of Jesus Sounds" to the John Peterson tune, "Bridgewater". I was thinking how Toplady, called home in 1778, never saw the publication of Newton's Olney Hymnal in 1779. And Mr. Peterson (of Scottsdale, AZ) went to be with the LORD in September 2006, a few days before his 85th birthday. He did not hear your webcast featuring his melody. Nonetheless, we are all woven together in His eternal tapestry in time, each redeemed soul, complete in Christ, doing those good works that have been ordained by our loving Father before time was. Your incredible sermon on John 15 is another golden thread. Thank you so much.
Pastor Jim Byrd is the pastor at Thirteenth Street Baptist Church in Ashland, KY. His mailing address is P.O. Box 1700, Ashland, KY 41105. The phone number is 606-324-7866. His e-mail address is email@example.com