August 15, 2022     8:44 am
94. Week of First Sunday in Lent - Tuesday
Stay in me
          Stay in me.   John 15:4
          Jesus is the true Vine; God the Father is the Gardener; the believers, the Christians, are the branches. Every branch in Jesus that bears no fruit, that stops to live and to walk in faith, God shall take away from Jesus. But every branch that bears fruit God will prune [remove dead wood] that it may bring forth more fruit. Dear Christian, now you are clean through the Word of Jesus which you have held in faith. Thereby you have been united with Jesus as a branch with the vine, and you have the salvation which is in Jesus, His righteousness, His life, and His strength. But stay in Jesus, that Jesus and His salvation may stay in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, except it stays on the vine, so you cannot bear fruit unless you stay in Jesus through faith in His Word. Jesus is the Vine, you are the branch. You can and will bring forth much fruit only if you stay in Him and He in you. For without Him, by yourself, you can do nothing. Whoever does not stay in Jesus is thrown away  like a branch and dries up. Such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned. If, however, you stay in Jesus, what He says stays with you, all that you ask and desire will be given to you - all good gifts, all power from on high, For when you bear much fruit and are a true disciple of Jesus, the Father is glorified. Listen! As the Father has loved the Son, so has Jesus Christ, your Saviour, loved you. Continue in this His love! Listen! If you keep, and hold fast to, His Word and His commandments, you will stay in His love, even as He kept His Father's commandments and stayed in His Father's love. Bear this in mind as a word spoken to you by - Jesus. These things He says to you in order that His joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full and never end. Thus Jesus spoke to His disciples on that night. Thus He also speaks to you. (John 15:1-11.)
          PRAYER: - O Father in heaven the great heavenly Gardener, I thank You that through Your Word and the Holy Spirit You have engrafted me in Your Son Jesus Christ, and have made me a partaker of the entire salvation wrought by Him. O merciful God, graciously grant that I may always embrace my Saviour in His Word and stay in Him, thus being His true disciple and bringing forth fruit suitable for faith, that I may continue in my Saviour's love, and that He may rejoice in me, and that my joy may be full eternally. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 15, 2022     8:44 am