Life in the Vine
The way you grow in Christ is by never growing beyond the gospel, but by growing deeper into the gospel.
The gardener is only removing those things that are a loss to keep or gain to lose.
Real change begins not with you being told what you are to do for God but believing what God has done for you.
Two Purpose of these Commands
1. They are in response to those who have tasted the gospel.
2. They are also ways that we stay connected to the gospel.
John 15 shows us…
1. What spiritual change is.
2. How spiritual change happens.
“The realization that my daily relationship with God is based on the infinite merit of Christ instead of my own performance is a very freeing and a joyous experience.” - Jerry Bridges