What Does The Vine Believe?
How Do I Abide in Jesus like John 15:5 Says?
Apply God’s word through MATURING AS BELIEVERS

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with scoffers. But they delight in doing everything the LORD wants; day and night they think about his law. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season without fail. Their leaves never wither, and in all they do, they prosper. Psalm 1:1-3 NLT

Be with believers in COMMUNITY

All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. Acts 2:42 NLT

Intimacy with Jesus through WORSHIP

All the nations you made will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your holy name. For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God. Psalm 86:9-10 NLT

Discover my spiritual gifts for MINISTRY

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 NLT

Encourage others to know Jesus through SHARING OUR FAITH

Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” Mark 16:15 NLT

Why Does the Bible Say We Exist?
We Exist To Celebrate God's Presence

You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.  Matthew 4:10 NLT

Expressions of Worship at The Vine:
Singing (Ephesians 5:19)
Commitment (Romans 12:1-2)
Praying (Psalm 95:6)
Hearing the Word (John 17:17)
Giving (1 Corinthians 16:1-2)
Baptism (Romans 6:3-4)
Meditating (Habakkuk 2:20)
Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11-23-26)

We Exist to Communicate to God's People

God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety…  Ephesians 3:10 NLT 

 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?  Romans 10:13-14 NLT

We Exist to Educate God's People

Let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Hebrews 6:1 NLT
You must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18 NLT

We Exist to Demonstrate God's Love

Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.  John 13:35 NLT