Renewed Life in Jesus Church

Renewed Life In Jesus Church
P.O. Box 352
Chester, VT 05143
(802) 875-6106

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Love Must Begin Somewhere

While much of America seems to be getting more and more divisive, I'm going to be holding doors for strangers, letting people cut in front of me in traffic, greeting all I meet, exercising patience with others, and smiling at strangers. I'll do this as often as I have the opportunity. I will not stand idly by and let children live in a world where unconditional love is invisible and being rude is acceptable.
Join me in showing love and respect to others. Find your way to swing the pendulum in the direction of love. Because today, sadly, hate is gaining ground. Love must begin somewhere and love will overcome hate. Imagine the difference if we each purposefully love a little more.

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 NKJV)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. . 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (1 John 4:7-8-NKJV)

The True Vine-R.C. Sproul
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser” (John 15:1–11)
Continuing the Farewell Discourse, Jesus speaks to the eleven as the hour of His death draws closer. As we saw yesterday, Jesus’ ministry is now focused on the disciples. Along with this comes a new emphasis regarding His relationship with His people. Christ increasingly presents Himself as being at one with them, thereby reassuring them of His presence and challenging them to abide in Him — without whom abundant life as the new Israel would be impossible.
It is during this farewell discourse that we come to the seventh “I AM” statement, “I am the true vine” (John 15:1). In order for Jesus to become the Mediator for His people, He had to become so identified with them that when you see Jesus, you also see His people. The vine, as a horticultural metaphor, demonstrates Jesus’ identification. The Bible says in Psalm 80 and Isaiah 5 that Israel is the vine and that God is the vinedresser. When Jesus says “I am the true vine” He is really saying, “I am the true Israel.” He is saying that He is the embodiment of all that Israel should be. “Should be” because, as is well known, Israel did not faithfully execute her mission as God’s representative. Her sins and lack of repentance prevented her from being a faithful witness (see Ps. 80 and Isa. 5 again). But Jesus is not like that. He is the true Israel, and He faithfully executes all of God’s purposes.
Jesus goes on to explain that He is a vine whose branches must bear fruit or they will be cut off by the Father (John 15:2). The branches that do bear fruit will be pruned to increase their yield (15:2). The branches of the true vine, like the branches of a grape vine, must be pruned so that the harvest will be more abundant. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches (15:5). Through hardship, discipline, and suffering, we are pruned so that our fruit will be ever greater and ever sweeter. The Father prunes us if we abide in Christ. Those that do not abide are the branches that are cut off (15:6).
If we abide in Christ and bear fruit we can know that we are truly His. Some are cut off because they are not His — they try to attach themselves to Christ without abiding in Him through faith. But those who bear fruit are His, and they have been cleansed by Him (15:3). They will not be cut off. Those who bear no fruit are just dead wood and were never truly a part of the vine to begin with.






Downloadable Files

Title:WHITHER
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 2/19/2018 at 07:34 AM
  
Title:TRUE ASSURANCE
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 2/01/2018 at 09:58 AM
  
Title:DUEL SIN
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 11/30/2017 at 05:14 PM
  
Title:MAKE DISCIPLES
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 11/13/2017 at 08:37 PM
  
Title:FRIEND AND PHYSICIAN
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 8/07/2017 at 06:33 PM
  
Title:THEY HAD BEEN WITH JESUS
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 6/28/2017 at 02:41 PM
  
Title:Heart to Heart
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 5/08/2017 at 09:08 AM
  
Title:Increase Our Faith
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 2/06/2017 at 08:17 PM
  
Title:SEEK AND SAVE
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 7/02/2016 at 07:06 PM
  
Title:THE REAL PLACE OF A BELIEVER
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 6/26/2016 at 02:45 PM
  
Title:GLADNESS
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 3/24/2016 at 10:38 AM
  
Title:Faithful
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 2/26/2016 at 12:48 PM
  
Title:DISCOURAGEMENT
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 7/31/2015 at 12:49 PM
  
Title:HIS STRENGTH
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 7/23/2015 at 11:34 AM
  
Title:IF THIEF IS FOUND
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 2/19/2015 at 11:23 AM
  
Title:Christmas Promo
Description:Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 2014
Posted By:rick on 12/06/2014 at 02:46 PM
  
Title:WONDER WORKING GOD
Description:Miraculous testimonies from the India Missions Trips
Posted By:rick on 10/18/2014 at 01:16 PM
  
Title:A TESTIMONY OF HOPE
Description:Healing words by Michelle L.
Posted By:rick on 7/27/2014 at 07:10 PM
  
Title:D FOR DEATH
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 5/29/2014 at 03:47 PM
  
Title:YOUR WORTH
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 5/23/2014 at 11:25 AM
  
Title:ACTIVITY OF GOD
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 4/28/2014 at 02:33 PM
  
Title:LOST BUT FOUND
Description:Current Praise Report from South India- Remote Villages near Talavadi Area
Posted By:rick on 3/25/2014 at 10:45 AM
  
Title:2014 Ecumenical Services
Description:The Schedule for this Year's Services
Posted By:rick on 2/26/2014 at 05:17 PM
  
Title:SUBMISSIVE LEADERSHIP
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 8/31/2013 at 06:57 PM
  
Title:Mission India with Pastor Rick Blaisdell
Description: The Praise Reports and Testimonies from the mountain villagers from this year's Mission Trip.
Posted By:rick on 8/02/2013 at 04:20 PM
  
Title:LOVE-BOND PLACE
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 6/23/2013 at 03:58 PM
  
Title:OUR CONFESSION
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 6/06/2013 at 06:55 AM
  
Title:MISSION GOD IS FIRST
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 4/26/2013 at 08:47 AM
  
Title:Discarded at the crossroads
Description:A decision made and a bible tossed away.
Posted By:tom on 4/15/2013 at 08:49 PM
  
Title:LOVE IS THE KEY
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 4/13/2013 at 07:37 AM
  
Title:GREAT JOY
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 3/30/2013 at 08:08 AM
  
Title:LOVER OF MY SOUL
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 3/09/2013 at 10:46 AM
  
Title:KEEP HEAVEN REJOICING
Description:Right Priorities from Pastor Sharad
Posted By:rick on 3/09/2013 at 10:44 AM
  
Title:To the Glory of God
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 9/20/2012 at 04:24 PM
  
Title:GOD'S OWN HANDIWORK
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 9/14/2012 at 12:19 PM
  
Title:REFLECTIONS
Description:A Few Observations from Rick
Posted By:rick on 9/08/2012 at 06:29 PM
  
Title:God is Faithful
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 8/30/2012 at 03:06 PM
  
Title:He Must Increase Part Two
Description:Word With Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 8/13/2012 at 08:43 AM
  
Title:He Must Increase
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 8/09/2012 at 06:53 AM
  
Title:Thank You to all the readers
Description:Amazon.com Book Reviews for One Life to Give
Posted By:rick on 7/27/2012 at 07:15 AM
  
Title:The Camp Heaven Project
Description:Camp Heaven is a 3+ acre piece of land near Talavadi, South India, given by the Lord in 2007. This land was given for the sole intent of building a Worship Center, a Bible School (including separate dormitories for men and women), a building for visiting teachers/guests, and a small house for a caretaker to manage the crops of banana, coconut, and sugarcane, which will be grown, harvested, and marketed to help make the property more self-sufficient and less dependent on foreign investments. The land was named Camp Heaven because it draws attention to the fact that it was, and still is God who has provided so wonderfully for His people and that they may come and experience for themselves His Presence and refreshing on this very special land.
Posted By:rick on 5/02/2012 at 10:39 AM
  
Title:RELATIONSHIP
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 2/23/2012 at 12:00 PM
  
Title:Six Words
Description:What these words mean to me. Michelle
Posted By:rick on 1/27/2012 at 05:42 PM
  
Title:LOOK TO THE LORD
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 1/24/2012 at 05:07 PM
  
Title:What are Your New Year's Resolutions?
Description:Make to Break or Seek to Keep
Posted By:rick on 12/30/2011 at 08:48 PM
  
Title:New Dawn
Description:Pastor Sharad's Letter for Christmas/New Year
Posted By:rick on 12/30/2011 at 03:58 PM
  
Title:Heart to Heart
Description:A Christmas letter from Pastor Sharad
Posted By:rick on 12/20/2011 at 02:36 PM
  
Title:The Power of Forgiveness
Description:The Revealed Will of Our heavenly Father for All of Us as Believers-Michelle L.
Posted By:rick on 5/10/2011 at 05:29 PM
  
Title:Sin and Pride
Description:This Week from Steve
Posted By:rick on 5/08/2011 at 07:00 PM
  
Title:Sweet Hour
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 3/23/2011 at 04:06 PM
  
Title:The Only One
Description:"Why Does it Matter?" An important question answered by Michelle
Posted By:rick on 3/13/2011 at 04:13 PM
  
Title:Remaining Stable in Unstable Times
Description:2011 Chester Ecumenical Services
Posted By:rick on 3/01/2011 at 11:30 AM
  
Title:REJOICING PEOPLE
Description:Word for the Weekend from Pastor Sharad
Posted By:rick on 2/12/2011 at 05:39 PM
  
Title:GREATEST WITNESS
Description:Join Hands with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 2/01/2011 at 04:31 PM
  
Title:SELF RELIANCE
Description:Word from Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 1/27/2011 at 07:52 AM
  
Title:Knowledge Will Increase
Description:The Latest Word from Steve
Posted By:rick on 1/24/2011 at 01:42 PM
  
Title:Jesus Made a Difference
Description:A Testimony of God's Unfailing Love
Posted By:rick on 1/21/2011 at 02:48 PM
  
Title:The Power in Reaching Out
Description:Don't just "hear" me; "listen" to the words from my heart to yours.
Posted By:rick on 1/17/2011 at 08:09 PM
  
Title:Setting the Stage
Description:This Week from Steve
Posted By:rick on 1/09/2011 at 09:50 PM
  
Title:Prayer for the new year
Description:
Posted By:rick on 12/31/2010 at 03:57 PM
  
Title:Christmas Dawn
Description:Word for the Weekend from Sharad & Prema
Posted By:rick on 12/20/2010 at 01:00 PM
  
Title:It Is My Duty
Description:Word for the Weekend With Sharad & Prema
Posted By:rick on 12/04/2010 at 09:37 AM
  
Title:Heart of God
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 11/26/2010 at 03:21 PM
  
Title:Hell
Description:This Week's Word from Steve
Posted By:rick on 11/15/2010 at 03:41 PM
  
Title:Our Alliance
Description:Word With Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 11/07/2010 at 04:03 PM
  
Title:Covenant Nations
Description:This Week's Message from Steve
Posted By:rick on 11/07/2010 at 03:54 PM
  
Title:My Life Outside the Cocoon
Description:A Testimony of True Deliverance by the Power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Posted By:rick on 10/29/2010 at 10:09 AM
  
Title:Inherit
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 10/25/2010 at 04:35 PM
  
Title:Are You Among the Nine
Description:Word for the Weekend from Sharad & Prema
Posted By:rick on 10/25/2010 at 04:33 PM
  
Title:The AntiChrist
Description:This Week from Steve
Posted By:rick on 9/26/2010 at 07:22 AM
  
Title:The Wonderful Garment
Description:Word for the Week from Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 9/25/2010 at 03:18 PM
  
Title:Forget and Reach
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 9/20/2010 at 03:25 PM
  
Title:Truth
Description:Word for Today from Steve
Posted By:rick on 9/19/2010 at 07:26 AM
  
Title:Feed or Fade up
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 9/09/2010 at 08:32 AM
  
Title:Reason for Rejoicing
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 8/25/2010 at 10:48 AM
  
Title:Streams of Water
Description:Word with Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 8/20/2010 at 07:57 PM
  
Title:The Truth
Description:Word for the Weekend from Sharad and prema
Posted By:rick on 8/15/2010 at 06:54 AM
  
Title:Lord of Love
Description:Word for the Weekend from Sharad & Prema
Posted By:rick on 8/08/2010 at 07:19 AM
  
Title:NEITHER DO I
Description:Word from Sharad and Prema
Posted By:rick on 8/03/2010 at 07:28 AM
  
Title:The Love of my Father Part 2
Description:Continued from Michelle
Posted By:rick on 3/17/2010 at 04:08 PM
  
Title:The Love of my Father
Description: A "From the Heart" Appeal/Invitation from Michelle
Posted By:rick on 3/15/2010 at 03:10 PM
  
Title:Revelation
Description:An Open Letter from Michelle
Posted By:rick on 11/18/2009 at 10:46 AM