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The Power to Be Productive: Part 2

The most important process that produces the greatest productivity in the vineyard is pruning. If you were a branch, and you could speak, you would find this painful.  You would be tempted to complain and become disillusioned, questioning the wisdom of the gardener in cutting away some of your branches, wondering how can less produce more?

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Christ, The Shepherd: Part 3

The more I read the Bible, the more amazed I am at its content and construction. Consider the Shepherd work of Christ, for example. We’ve been talking about that for the past few days. We found various passages in the New Testament that revealed the Shepherd work of Christ in three unique ways.

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Christ, The Shepherd: Part 2

When you make the Shepherd the Lord of your life, the Lord becomes your Shepherd! That’s why the psalmist could conclude Psalm 23 with such confidence and comfort. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!”

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Christ, The Shepherd: Part 1

The psalmist said, “The Lord is my Shepherd ….” But, the Lord can’t be your Shepherd until the Shepherd is the Lord of your life. Lordship simply means the one who is in charge, that you have given Christ control of your life.

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The Grace Exchange!

God’s grace to you is not without effect. That word means to cause to change. Your life change as a Christ follower is the result of an exchanged life! It’s not about will power, but His power. What else could have changed a man bent on “destroying the church,” like Paul?

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