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Prelude

We Bow Down
– arr. M. Hayes

Kim Schott, piano

Welcome

Pastor Dan L

Songs of Praise and Worship

SHOUT HOSANNA

To the King of glory and light, all praises.
To the only Giver of life ,our Maker,
The gates are open wide, we worship You.

Come see what love has done, amazing.
He bought us with His blood, our Savior.
The cross has overcome, we worship You,

Shout hosanna! Jesus, He saves!
Shout hosanna! He rose from the grave!
Come and lift Him up, hosanna.

Now let the lost be found, forgiven.
Death could not hold Him down, He’s risen.
So let the saints cry out, we worship You.

The same power that rolled the stone away,
The same power, alive in us today,
King Jesus, we call upon Your name, no other name.

Words by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker, Chris Tomlin and Ed Cash. © 2015 Worship Together Music (BMI) / sixsteps Songs (BMI) / S.D.G. Publishing (BMI) / worshiptogether.com Songs (ASCAP) / sixsteps Music (ASCAP) / Alletrop Music (BMI). CCLI# 133392.

THE SAME POWER

There is pow’r in His name,
For the stone was rolled away.
Mountains bow down before
Jesus Christ our risen Lord,
Jesus Christ our risen Lord.

Mighty Savior lifted high,
King forever, Jesus Christ,
Crowned in glory, raised to life,
The same power lives in us.

We will rise, stand and sing
Of our great and matchless King.
Seated high on the throne,
You shall reign forevermore,
You shall reign forevermore.

The grave could not contain
the power of His name.
Death You overcame
Once and for all.

Words and music by Ben Cantelon and Nick Herbert. © 2013 Thankyou Music. CCLI# 133392.

Intercessory Prayer

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Scripture – John 15:1-17

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.”

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.”

Abide in Me - J. Rankin

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.
He who abides in Me and I in him,
He it is that bears much fruit.

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.

If you abide in me and my words abide in you,
ask what you will and it will be done for you.

If a man does not abide in Me,
He is cast forth as a branch and withers.
And the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.
But as the Father has loved me, so have I loved you,
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you,
Abide in My love. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

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.

These things I’ve spoken unto you,
That my joy may be in you,
And that your joy may be full.
Abide in Me and I in you,
Allelu, Alleluia.

Words from John 15:5-11

Sermon

“Go and Bear Fruit”
John 15:1-8, 16

Pastor Dan W.

The mission of the Church is to glorify God by proclaiming the Gospel through all the world and by making disciples who make disciples.

I.   Ho w does Jesus want His followers (disciples) to “bear fruit”?

  • The “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23) – Christlike character
  • The “fruit of righteousness” (Philippians 1:11) – Christlike conduct
  • The “fruit of the harvest” (John 4:25-28) – making disciples of others

II.   Four levels of “fruitfulness” in John 15:1-8

  • “no fruit”
  • “fruit”
  • “more fruit”
  • “much fruit”

III. How does God move us from one level of “fruitfulness” to the next?

  • He “removes / takes away” those who bear “no fruit” (v. 2a)
  • He “prunes” us so that we can bear “more fruit” (v. 2b)
  • He produces “much fruit” in us as we “abide” in Christ (v.5)

Song of Response

MAY THE MIND OF CHRIST MY SAVIOR

May the mind of Christ my Savior
Live in me from day to day,
By His love and power controlling
All I do and say.

May the word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour.
So that all may see I triumph
Only through His pow’r.

May the peace of God my Father
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.

May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self abasing—
This is victory.

May I run the race before me
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go.

May His beauty rest upon me
As I seek the lost to win,
And may they forget the channel,
Seeing only Him.

Words and music by Arthur Cyril Barham-Gould and Kate B. Wilkinson. Public Domain.

Blessing

Postlude

He Is Lord
– arr. M. Hayes

Next Sunday, October 25
Communion
“How a Disciple Grows”
Ephesians 2:1-5

Praying together

Sunday Morning Prayer — (This morning’s prayer is by Scotty Smith, the founding pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee.)

  • For He (Jesus) Himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, be setting aside in His flesh the law with its commands and regulations. Ephesians 2:14-15 (NIV)
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for making peace between God and us. Through Your finished work, we have become objects of His affection, and ambassadors of reconciliation.
  • Thank You for tearing down the dividing wall between Gentiles and Jews, and other people groups as well. Only You can replace hostility with hospitality, meanness with kindness, and peace-breaking with peace-making. You fulfilled the demands of the law for us. Now fulfill the beauty of the Gospel in us.
  • In You, Jesus, differences no longer have to be barriers that exclude. Diversity becomes a bouquet of beauty when the Gospel is in play. As Your every-nation Bride, we’ll finally believe that, at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. May that Day impact this one.
  • As we enter these final weeks of October, we are desperate for Your enmity-destroying, heart-gentling peace among us. Walls (with barbed-wire and shards of glass on top) separate friends, divide families, and polarize our country.
  • May we be salt and light in an hour of rage and darkness. It’s not about “us versus them,” but our common need of You. Help us, Jesus. So very Amen we pray, in Your merciful and mighty name.

Friends with health concerns — Please continue in prayer for: Wendell Amstutz, John Fitz, Darrel Moe, Jerry Nau, Karen Padgett, Jordan Padgett, Tim Robeck, Eemou See, and Ray Wiens.

Praying Scripture for our church leaders — We are praying for Kurt Knodel, Leadership Board Finance Director, using
I Timothy 6:11 as a guide: “Help Kurt to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.”

Praying for our missionaries — for Chuck and Kathy Hohnbaum (Serge, Cork, Ireland): “Your prayer on our behalf is more than a thoughtful gesture. The longer we live here the more deeply we see how essential it is that we pray. The obstacles to faith are significant. We seek to explain the life giving gospel, but it’s delicate. Many of the people we’ve met are suspicious and resistant of anything that is different from their cultural heritage. It’s more complicated than what we experienced in the USA, and there are historical issues that prevent an average Irish person from a willingness to hear the gospel.”
With this in mind, pray for their outreach including the fall Alpha course and for Serge team members in the process of joining them in Cork. Please pray also for wisdom and patience as they deal with Ireland’s new strict COVID restrictions, which include no personal visits from others.

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