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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Sep 9, 2018

Isaiah 5:1-7
Let me sing for my beloved
    my love song concerning his vineyard:
My beloved had a vineyard
    on a very fertile hill.
2 He dug it and cleared it of stones,
    and planted it with choice vines;
he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
    and hewed out a wine vat in it;
and he looked for it to yield grapes,
    but it yielded wild grapes.

The imagery of vines, branches, vineyards, and fruit are all throughout the Bible. Jesus would even talk about it time and time again in his teaching on the kind of people that his disciples are to be. We are to produce good fruit. Yet, we all know that the kind of fruit that is produced is based on the kind of care and nurture that goes into the vine and the plant. "You will reap what you sow." However, Isaiah 5 paints a very different picture of God's meticulous care and love that he poured into Israel and yet still produced sour grapes. Join us as we talk about God's love for his children and how we can be the kind of fruit bearing church that God is calling us to be in Christ.