So every man has tendrils of hopes and aspirations that were meant to raise him above the world, but he perverts them from their proper purpose, and they run among earthly things utterly wasted. "FRUIT WHICH REMAINS" IS THE ONLY KIND OF CHRISTIAN PROFESSION WHICH WILL RECOMMEND RELIGION TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT CHRISTIANS. H. Alford, Quebec Chapel Sermons, vol. The fact that God has chosen us proves that he has high expectations for us. All that a natural man does comes under the category of works. The fruits of the Spirit endure forever. The Vine and the Branches - “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 1. Religion in the soul, after all, is a matter of fixed choice and resolution, of principle rather than of feeling. And in this self-sacrifice all the beauty of the Christian life comes out and culminates. If you love me, you will keep my commandments. All his tendencies and labours are earthward. 16 December] 1714 – 30 September 1770), also known as George Whitfield, was an Anglican cleric and evangelist who was one of the founders of Methodism and the evangelical movement.. Born in Gloucester, he matriculated at Pembroke College at the University of Oxford in 1732. The fleshy part is for nourishment; the seeds are intended to perpetuate the plant. The emotional nature is not to be crushed, or even relegated to an inferior place. It brings back the pure and innocent conditions of Eden. It was for the sake of the fruit of salvation — the redemption of a fallen world — that God cultivated His own Son by the sufferings which He endured. – A Sermon on John 14:15-21, Easter 6A. We need not exhaust it by stimulants, nor mortgage the emotion of tomorrow by drawing upon its exchequer today. None can displace them until men have denied the conscience within them. The sign of the cross, which superstitious eyes saw in one mystical flower, the enlightened eye sees in every blossom that opens to the summer sun. We have what it takes already to bring forth fruit Holy Ghost so we cant but open our mouth and preach the gospel that's how we bring forth fruit in the kingdom. The fairest profession, the most earnest labours, the most ardent affection for a time, will not suffice. V. THE FRUIT OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS PERMANENT. What comfort to know it is not "God's will that any should perish, but all should come to repentance"; yet what a challenge it is to know He has given the responsibility to us to take the WORD and good new to them; --- now pray about it and God will give us His harvest, which brings joy! This is the assured answer to prayer. Those that he planted in the house of the Lord, etc. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. It would not be just to say that things which wear out have no value. This is true, both in regard to election unto salvation and election unto office. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. Procrastination. In regard to office, the apostles were the choice men of their race, as is seen in their after careers. As one man said, "I milk a lot of cows, but I churn my own butter." This took place early in the Lord's public ministry. And yet it remains a great and true principle, that in the matter of Christian faith and feelings, that which lasts longest is best. Billy D. Strayhorn. The Divine choice which originates our discipleship —(1) Is not arbitrary. II. Preach powerful sermons with PRO. There is no explanation on that. The cucumber and the melon are climbing plants by nature; they have tendrils to raise them up among the trees, but they are cultivated on the ground, and therefore their tendrils are useless. Not only to produce fruit but our fruits should abide, that is,our fruits should be rooted in Christ and telling others to believe in Christ. Personal holiness is the succulent nourishing portion, delighting God and man; and embedded in it is the seed of usefulness. The Rev. Revenge. II. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you. It is a mountainous country, on which everything is lifted above the world. THE DIVINE SELECTION. Notwithstanding that the Lord Jesus had just expressly repudiated speaking of and treating his disciples as servants, and had just designated them his friends, it is plain that nothing could be further from his thought than any intention to place them upon an equality with himself. It is a characteristic of a true Christian faith that it vivifies all eras of life. They are zealous in recommending religion to others, while they do not exhibit the amenities of it themselves. But fruit, on the other hand, is the spontaneous natural manifestation of the life within. The Priest at my church fell ill with cancer to his voicebox and is due for radiation therapy in the coming week(s). He expects us to bring forth fruits and we need to please him in doing so. I take the word of God as it reads, If God say He chooses us, that's what He means. If you would like to contribute towards the cost of hosting, maintaining and developing our sermon archive further, you can make a one-off or regular donation below. "That ye should go and bring forth fruit" in two senses. No doubt, by the make of our being, as we grow older, we grow less capable of emotion. Is GOD predesind us? III. Always be ready with a clever quote, statistic or Scripture story with PRO. Their appointment or ordination. Spiteful temper. Each one of the eleven apostles present had been chosen, called, by the Lord, from among his disciples. No! The first apostles were chosen and ordained for a purpose. Let us watch against the first symptoms of declension in religion; remember that spiritual decline begins in the closet; guard against that worldly spirit which is always ready to creep over us; seek to walk by faith, and not by sight; be diligent in the use of all the appointed means of grace, and vigilant in guarding against every approach of temptation; and seek to have our loins girt and our lamps burning, as those who do not know how soon or suddenly the Bridegroom may come. Fretful temper. Which best represents the problem with the comment? Oh! Disclaimer. There are posts for which Christ ordains a man where they would be in the way. The soul that has the life and the love of Christ in it cannot help producing fruit. His words still are spirit, still are life. Judas was chosen, and the traitor had elements about him which would have made him a prince amongst the apostles. Have we not seen the glory of self-sacrifice ennobling even the aspect of the countenance, the expression of the eye, the carriage of the form, making the plainest and homliest face beautiful and heroic? John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. Considering the case of the twelve, we observe: 1. And as with the Vine Himself, so with the branches. Of what value is faith if tomorrow we are unbelieving? Effort and activity. There is what corresponds to this gracious election in the experience of all Christ's friends and servants. All preachers benefit from infusions of fresh ideas on biblical texts. The bud of a plant which, under the ordinary laws of vegetation, would have elongated into a leafy branch, remains, in a special case, shortened, and develops finally, according to some regular law, blossom and fruit instead. IN ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR. King James Version (KJV). 2. They were given clearly to understand that, if they were his friends, it was because he had chosen and designated them to this position. "Whatsoever ye shall ask" shall be given. Interactive Bible study with John Piper . Don’t forget we have youth group Wednesday’s at 7:00pm at the community center in woodland. Often the clearest Divine designation is apparent where there has been no human sanction. Fruit trees are the most short-lived of all trees; and cultivated fruit trees are less vigorous in growth, and do not last so long as the wild varieties. Read verse in King James Version Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you. Herein is a point of difference between worldly and spiritual things. Look around! It is with us as it is with some mountains whose deepest or primary formations appear on the summit, which are not mere masses laid in dead weight upon the surface of the earth, but the protrusion of their own energies. "That your fruit should remain.". The connection appears to be this: the purpose of election being that fruit may be borne to the Divine glory, grace is obviously needed in order that this purpose may be realized, that a blessing may rest upon faithful toil; and Christians are assured that whatsoever they may need in order to this end is within their reach. No claims of absolute originality are made for this material. 13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Subject to Import Tax. Sharp temper. An earnest desire to extend the blessings of the gospel is an invariable result of their true enjoyment. In marked contrast with the earth-borne fruits of Egypt were the fruits of the Holy Land. John 15:1-11 JESUS: THE TRUE VINE. Religion does not consist in simply receiving truth and enjoying privilege; it comprises what is done in response to truth received and privilege enjoyed. They are not merely elevated a little, but are raised to being fruits in the sky. John 15:16 New International Version (NIV) 16 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. No man can have a continual feast of gladness who is barren and unfruitful. Designation for the work. Who shall say that the flower which blooms in the morning and withers before the sunset is not a fair and kind gift of the Creator? Work and fruit are contrasted in a very striking manner at the close of Galatians 5; — "the works of the flesh" — "the fruit of the Spirit." But twelve poor uneducated peasants went forth, and where is the fruit of their labours? And just as a humble, consistent believer is a letter of recommendation of Christianity to all who know him, just so is the inconsistent believer's life a something to make them doubt whether religion be a real thing, and not a mere matter of profession and pretence. Indeed, the beauty and value of many things in this world are increased by the shortness of the time for which they last. We’re on a mission to change that. His virtue was Sinai etherealized and glorified, but it was the same virtue. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will remain--so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. It is necessary that every plant should bring forth fruit in order to propagate itself; but, besides this, some plants confer benefits upon the rest of creation by means of their fruit. 2. Sometimes, alas! Who shall deny that there is something precious in the lightsome glee of childhood, even though in a little while that cheerful face is sure to be shadowed by the cares of manhood? No one but God can tell how much harm is done by the Christian who, in his newborn zeal, disdains the quiet faith of old disciples who have long walked consistently, but whose zeal passes like the morning cloud and the early dew. Every annual plant dies when it has produced blossom and fruit every individual branch in a tree which corresponds with an annual plant also dies when it has blossomed and fruited. ... John 15:16. That only is the true fruit of the Spirit, which does not wear out with advancing time. 6. I found your sermon very helpful. Sermon Fund - Give Online . And here we come to the great outstanding question —. Christ was moved with compassion. Sermon John 14:15-21 What Difference Does It Make? Qualification. Hatred. But it is not thus with Christian grace. I. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Instead of growing for its own ends, it produces the blossoms of holiness and the fruits of righteousness for the glory of God and the good of men. There is lassitude or languor not born of physical weakness, but of mental ennui, which too often comes in the evening of life. 2. Like the cow, which produces more milk than its progeny needs; and the bee, which stores a larger quantity of honey than it requires; the vine produces a fruit whose exceptional excess of nourishness is intended for the use of man. Israel was chosen because of unique racial qualities, but was rejected because those qualities were abused. Works bear upon them the curse of Adam. Crab apples and sour cherries, emblems of crabbed tempers, sour looks, and general disagreeableness. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on John 15:16-17. Poison berries. No human authority, however august, can validate an appointment that has not been ratified in heaven. If it be not a grace which will last forever, it is no grace at all. The curse is removed from it. The permanent influence is not that of the mere orator, thinker, or theologian. It lays hold on the eternally right and true within us. The life which is rooted in God issues in fruit which remains in time and eternity. 3. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, ii., p. 247. The slight triumphal arch, run up in a day, may flout the sober-looking buildings near it; but they remain after it is gone. Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! Who shall affirm that the summer sunset is not beautiful, though even while we gaze upon it its hues are fading? It is not an arbitrary reward from without, but the fruit of their own efforts — a living crown, the crown of their own life. Fruit is not so important to the vine itself as it is to man. IN FEELING. As flowers retire into themselves at eventide, so too often do men and women. And so every fruit of the Spirit contains these two parts — holiness and usefulness. In chapter 7, we saw the first “parenthetical” as God sealed the 144,000 Jews and a Great Revival broke out on earth as “ a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands … GOOD FRUITS. 2. The "fruit" of the Spirit is not so many apples growing on separate twigs and having no organic connection except as produced by the same tree. He says, "Whom shall I send?" God desires our highest happiness; but our highest happiness is indissolubly linked together with our fruitfulness. GOD Bless you! xiii., No. And is it not most instructive to notice that it is in this self-sacrifice of the plant that all its beauty comes out and culminates? That is to say, requests must be in accordance with his will, must be presented in reliance upon his advocacy, and will be granted for his sake. And is it not so with the fruits which unsanctified man produces? It is a bunch of grapes, all growing from one stalk and united to each other in the closest manner. IV. Revelation 10:1-11 . But it is ur asnswer to GOD 's calling. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. You cannot tell what kind of a man he is who makes your furniture from his productions. Each grace is, as it were, a separate berry, connected with the others by organic ties, and forming a complete cluster. False friendship. Hips and haws. The collect and readings for the Sixth Sunday after Easter may be found here. Men are elected to posts of honor, of service. But the humblest life also lives on in the future years. Advent Sermon Series at www.SermonSeries.com featuring new series for 2015.. Faith and fruit are not distinct; but, on the contrary, the same thing at different periods of existence; just as the fruit of autumn is the seed of spring, and vice versa. The worth of anything depends much upon its durability. So we are crowned with the deepest and most essential part of our own life. Download any sermon. Christ has made morality living and real. Anything else is a pretender. We are so to live that others may gather fruit from our lives when we are gone. And it was by the presentation of his own Person, by the utterance of his own voice, that Jesus called his apostles. 2. IT IS HEAVENLY, AND NOT EARTHLY, FRUIT THAT THE HUSBANDMAN DEMANDS. "Ye have not chosen Me." Not all were worthy of his choice, and amongst those who adhered to him there were degrees of attachment, degrees of merit, degrees of usefulness. It is fruit that Christ wants, not works; because it is the free will offering of a heart of love, not the constrained service of fear or of law, and because He studies the individual character and regulates His discipline according to individual requirements. Negatively. By doing so,whatsoever we ask of the father shall be given us. "Chosen...through belief of the truth." Why not? far better the modest fruit of the Spirit, which makes little show at first, but which remains year after year. We have free choose. Daily devotional with John Piper. Hypocrisy. Divine choice and ordination have respect to the Church universal and to the world. Surly temper. Their call. I think this verse is talking about evangelism. not. Sermon Central The Living Word Sermon Outlines. Mark 16v15. And so Christ speaks as if in the bringing forth of fruit was summed up all duty and privilege. They did not choose him, but he them, in order that they might bring forth abundant fruit in the conversion of the world. IN PRINCIPLE. There were more brilliant men at Oxford; but when God wanted a man for Africa He went to a factory and chose Livingstone. May he frustrated. - T. 1. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. What should go to develop the seed of righteousness for others is diverted to the production of greater self-righteousness and self-indulgence. In religion, the fruit which "remains" is the only fruit. I. Jesus is talking abunt the Gospil good news john 3 16 GOD choos all of us! Believers are risen with Christ. What has been done for God cannot be lost or forgotten. - Webster's BibleIt is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.- Weymouth BibleYou didn't choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.- World English BibleYe han not chosun me, but Y chees you; and Y haue put you, that ye go, and brynge forth fruyt, and youre fruyt dwelle; that what euere thing ye axen the fadir in my name, he yyue to you.- Wycliffe Bible`Ye did not choose out me, but I chose out you, and did appoint you, that ye might go away, and might bear fruit, and your fruit might remain, that whatever ye may ask of the Father in my name, He may give you.- Youngs Literal Bible. Glory to God! Every blossom is a Passion flower. To go, when sent, is to acknowledge the authority of the Sender, and to put forth endeavors to do his will. VI. These fruits grow fur a few weeks, acquire shape, become tinted with colour, cheat the eye with the hope of a rich harvest of ripe and full-formed fruit in autumn. Selfishness. Daily devotional with John Piper. It is easy to fulfil special tasks, to enter upon some memorable struggle with all eyes fixed upon us. It is not the gaudy annual we value most, but the stedfast forest tree. Fair seeming, but death within. The Husbandman of souls grafts these branches in the Vine for the special purpose of producing spiritual fruit; and if this result does not follow, no mere natural beauty or grace will compensate. "Without Me ye can do nothing." No wonder, Jesus said in this verse that he has chosen us and ordained us that we should go and produce fruit, that is, we should go and persuade others to believe in God. John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. IV. As the Tree upon which the Christian is grafted as a branch is the Tree of Life, so the fruit that he brings forth when nourished by its sap is "fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.". THE PRIVILEGE INVOLVED IN THE DIVINE SELECTION. This involves: 1. In producing blossom and fruit, therefore, a branch sacrifices itself, yields up its own individual vegetative life for the sake of another life that is to spring from it, and to perpetuate the species. By their fruit we know believers as well as trees. Fruitfulness, as may be learned from the earlier verses of the chapter, consists in a holy character and life, and in benevolent and Christ-like labors for the welfare of our fellow-men. Browse Sermons on John 15:16. minded, but fear. 40,000 sermon stories. 15:16 Ye - My apostles, have not chosen me, but I have chosen you - As clearly appears from the sacred history: and appointed you, that ye may go and bear fruit - I have chosen and appointed you for this end, that ye may go and convert sinners: and that your fruit may remain - That the fruit of your labours may remain to the end of the world; yea, to eternity; that whatsoever ye shall ask - The consequence of your going and bearing fruit will be, that all your prayers will he heard. Our highest summit is our deepest foundation. This is a Divine prerogative. His principles will live on in every age. This corresponds with the munificent provision of Divine bounty assured in the statement, "All things are yours.". (2) Of what value to a Church are converts unless they "remain"? Religion is founded on the permanence of the moral nature. Discover nearly limitless ideas and sermon stories with PRO illustrations. ere long, they wither and fall. But while fruitfulness is the great end of vegetable life, there are some plants in which this quality is of more importance than in others. How significant in the light of this idea is the reward promised — "a crown of life." Articles Sermons Topics Books Podcasts Filter Resources By Ask Pastor John. Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit - “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. Our crown of life is that which we ourselves have formed, and which passes through our own being. England has been chosen; may she be faithful. Positively. Let all Church officers note this. References: John 15:2.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. 1. THE PURPOSE OF THE DIVINE SELECTION. Our work for Christ is only authorized by Christ himself. 14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. "That your fruit should remain. 774; J. Armstrong, Parochial Sermons, p. 293; Archbishop Maclagan, Church of England Pulpit, vol. iv., p. 41. "Choose ye this day whom ye will serve" was addressed to the chosen people. I. Idleness. IN INFLUENCE. They are beautiful in blossom; they minister to his self-glorification and enjoyment; they delude him with fair promises; but they never come to maturity and abide. WHAT IS THE REAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FRUIT? Men judge of religion by the conduct and character of its professors. True. 16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, Continuance the Test of Religious Profession, The Cross the Means of Perpetuating Christian Love, Christ's Friends, Doers of All His Commands, The Friendship Between Christ and the Believer, Continuance the test of religious profession. 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