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This is Kate (left) and Rachel (right). Both adopted from China many years ago and now living in Ponte Vedre, FL. Rachael had heart transplant surgery about 3 years ago. This week Rachel made the Jr. High basketball team as a developmental player. I AM  John 15, part one  I am the true vine and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away and every branch that bears fruit He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit for apart from Me you can do nothing.  I AM X 7  Seven (the number representing perfection) times in the book of John, Jesus gives a descriptive phrase expressing His saving grace preceded by I AM … 

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More Promises 

More Promises  John 14  These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrances all that I said to you.   Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.  If elected, I promise...every four years in America, we hear this phrase over and over. 

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Promises 

Cat cafe in Vienna. What do they feed cats in Europe? Promises  John 14.18-31  These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrances all that I said to you.   Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.  There was a second apostle named Judas. He’s known as Judas (not Iscariot). Now in history, he is recognized as who he wasn’t. Not for who he was. Bummer. He was named Judas before it was a bad thing to name your son Judas. This section is a response to Judas's (not Iscariot) question:  Lord, what then has happened that you are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world? Verse 22.  

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Greater Works

Leigh with our sweet niece, Emily Greater Works John 14, part five  Truly, truly I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because, I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in My name, I will do it.  If you love Me, you will keep my commandments. I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.  A person with aspirations of sensationalism might read Jesus’ promise that they’ll do greater works than He and be drawn to thoughts of healing, calming storms or creating food out of nothing to feed thousands. God can do whatever He wants. And He can do miracles in and through us. But the concept of a miracle worker touring the world performing miracles in Jesus’ name is not what Jesus is speaking about here. I simply don’t trust those that claim such power. 

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