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Introduction 2 “Every branch in Me that does not bearWhen fruit Heatakes branch away. fruitdoes what He prunes. he is cast out as a branch and is withered. unless you abide in Me.bears and every branch nothat bears fruit. and they gather them and throw them into the fire. 6If anyone does not abide in Me. unless it abides in the vine. neither can you. that it may bear more fruit. 6 . 4Abide in Me. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself.” John 15:2. and they are   burned. the vinedresser do? and I in you. 4.

” John 15:2a JESUS. old things have passed away. “Does not bearall things have fruit” is become a new. A. ____________ fruit   2 “Every branch in Me that does not . behold. “Every branch in Me” is a believer in _______ Therefore. he is a 17 new creation. if anyone is in Christ. I. B. 2 Corinthians CURRENTLY believer not bearing 5:17 . The Passage 2 “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away.

” John 15:2a   .“He takes away” is God’s parallel PRODUCTIVI response to poor ______________ 2 TY. The Passage C. I. branch in Me that does not “Every bear fruit (present active) He takes away (present active).

The Pitfall II. 2 “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away. II. The Truth: God intervenes regularly to stimulate you to bear fruit again.The Pitfall: Does God do anything to you when you are not bearing fruit? The Misconception: God does not intervene when you are not bearing fruit.” John 15:2a   .

to ____ 21 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? 22 But now having been set free from sin. Romans 6:21a. The Pitfall A. you have your fruit to holiness. and having become slaves of God. 22   . II. and the end. Your fruitfulness is hindered if you choose SIN. everlasting life.

” Matthew 13:22 14 “Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who. when they have heard. and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word. . The Pitfall B.   go out and are choked with cares. II. you focus on riches and this _______ 22 “Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word. Your fruitfulness is hindered if WORLD. and he becomes unfruitful.

2 Timothy 2:3-4   . II. that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 4No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life. The Pitfall 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

________ And let our people also learn to 14 maintain good works. to meet urgent needs. and3:16-19 authorities. Titus 3:14 1 Remind them to be subject to rulers Rev.Your fruitfulness is hindered if you giveAPATHY in to . The Pitfall C. that they may not be unfruitful. Titus 3:1   . to obey. to be ready for every good work. II.

So be earnest.' But you do not realize that you are wretched.Rev 3:16-19 16 So.I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 'I am rich. and . because you are lukewarm-- neither hot nor cold-. pitiful. blind and naked … 19Those whom   I love I rebuke and discipline. 17 You say. I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing. poor.

”   . making fruitlessness their ongoing _______ “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit (present active). Principle #1 The Discipline Principle #1 God gets involved with believers CHOICE.

and go to your house. “Lift Up” in the vineyard means   to clean off and tie back ___ . take up your bed. Principle #1 A. B. Matthew 14:20 UP. said to the paralytic. “Take away” (Greek: airo) does notLIFT mean “cut off” but ____ ___ 5 HeUP. “Arise.” Matthew 9:6b 20 So they all ate and were filled. and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.

“Lift Up” for believers means God seeksCONTINUAL to restore LY. Principle #1 C._____________ “He takes away (present active)” How does God restore a believer who is not bearing fruit?   .

then you are illegitimate   and not sons. of which all have become partakers. NE. Hebrews 12:8 . member of His _______ 8 But if you are without chastening. God disciplines every single FAMILY. Principle #2 The Discipline Principle #2 God intervenes in the life of the “noDISCIPLI fruit branch” with ___________ A.

________ 9 Furthermore. we have had human fathers who corrected us. Principle #2 B. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? Hebrews 12:9   . God disciplines as a kind and loving FATHER Heavenly . and we paid them respect.

that we may be partakers of His holiness. for PROFIT. our holiness and _______ For they indeed for a few days 10 chastened us as seemed best to them. but He for our profit. Hebrews 12:10   .God disciplines when we need it. Principle #2 C.

do not despise the chastening of the Lord. and scourges every son . 6for whom the Lord loves He   chastens. Principle #3 The Discipline Principle #3 God disciplines progressively through the STAGES Three . ________ 5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son. nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him.

2 Timothy 3:16- 17 8 And when He (Holy Spirit) has come. and of . for reproof.   He will convict the world of sin. for instruction in righteousness. Principle #3 Stage #1: God’s light discipline REBUKE is called ________ . for correction. thoroughly equipped for every good work. 17that the man of God may be complete. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. and is profitable for doctrine.

Principle #3 Stage #2: God’s medium discipline is CHASTENIN G._____________ called 9 Furthermore. but He for our profit. and we paid them respect.   that we may be partakers of His . we have had human fathers who corrected us. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them.

John 19:1-2 17 But beware of men.” Matthew   10:17 . and they put on Him a purple robe. for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. Pilate took Jesus and So then scourged Him. Principle #3 Stage #3: God’s heavy discipline is calledSCOURGIN ____________ 1 G. 2And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head.

Principle #3 Light Discipline MediumDiscipline Heavy D iscipline Rebuke Chastening Scourging VERBAL EMOTIO PAINFU NAL L Discom fort Distress Desperation 0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90-100   .

more could have been done to My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why then.forth 4 wild What grapes. Judah. and planted it with the choicest vine. butMy Me and it brought vineyard. He built a tower in 3 its midst. “And so He of expected it to please. 2He dug it up and cleared out its stones. Oand also made inhabitants ofaJerusalem winepress in andit.   when I expected it to bring forth . bring forth good betweengrapes. judge. Conclusion 1 Now let me sing to my Well-beloved a song of my Beloved regarding His vineyard:My Well-beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill.