YOU DON'T GET YOUR OWN PERSONAL JESUS!
She was a brown-eyed beauty from Chile and J.D. Greear became her seat companion on a short, late-night flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Charlotte, NC. She was a skeptic when it came to matters of faith and God but they ended up talking about Jesus during most of the flight. As the plane began its final descent, he asked her if she would make a decision to trust Jesus as the only One who could make her relationship with God safe and sound.
HURT OR HARM?
Jesus likened the relationship of those who follow him to that of a relationship between a branch and a vine. Branches do not live independently of the vine. An organic union exists whereby the vine nurtures, supports and facilitates the growth of the branch. Sometimes, the branches need pruning. “…every branch that does bear fruit (the Gardener) prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”