Fruitful & Fulfilled Part 2: Pruning

Pastor Tim Schmidt
· September 26, 2021

Fruitful & Fulfilled: Keys to a Successful Life (Part 2 – Pruning)
Text: John 15:1-8, (ESV)
Introduction Luke 22:44 John 13:34-35 John 15:1-8
I. Pruning the Bad Stuff
A) The dead or disconnected branches John 15:2a John 15:6 1 Corinthians 3:10-15
B) The diseased branches 1 John 1:7-9 1 John 3:5-10, NLT
II. Pruning the Not So Good Stuff
A) Laying aside every “weight” Hebrews. 12:1 1. The Law of Expediency
1 Corinthians 6:12a, KJV
2. The Law of Enslavement 1 Corinthians 6:12b, KJV
3. The Law of Edification 1 Corinthians 10:23b, KJV
B) What are some “not so bad” things God wants to prune from your life?
III. Pruning the Good Stuff
A) God prunes the good stuff in order to get the better stuff! John 15:2
B) Pruning our priorities: time, talent, tithe
Conclusion John 15:3
Recommended reading from Secrets of the Vine by Bruce Wilkinson