Lighting of the Advent Candle – Micah 5:2-5a
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah, out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites.

He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.

And he will be our peace when the Assyrians invade our land and march through our fortresses. We will raise against them seven shepherds, even eight commanders,

Past Recordings

The Branch’s Love

John 15: 13 – 15
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

The Joy of the Vine

John 15: 11
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

God’s Love for the Branch

9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.

The Role of the Branch

John 15: 8
8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

Remaining In the Vine

The Vine and the Branches Relationships – Life on Planet Earth involves relating to others. The primary relationship for a follower of Jesus Christ is with Him. Jesus tells us in John 15:5 that He is the Vine and we are the branches. How does a follower of Jesus...

God’s Plan for the Branch

John 15:5
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

The Connected Branch

The Vine and the Branches Relationships – Life on Planet Earth involves relating to others. The primary relationship for a follower of Jesus Christ is with Him. Jesus tells us in John 15:5 that He is the Vine and we are the branches. How does a follower of Jesus...

The Clean Branch

The Vine and the Branches John 15: 1-17 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 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. 3 You are already clean...

The Pruning of the Branch

John 15:2
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.

The True Vine

John 15:1
I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.