This sermon is based on John 15:1-8, Jesus the True Vine. ” God is not telling us to “hang in there”. God is telling us where to hang.”
Do not love simply because you have been commanded, commit to love in spite of. Love in spite of the shorts worn to church; love in spite of the screeching hearing aid; love in spite of the running children. Jesus says, “As I have loved you, Love one another.”
How committed a person am I concerning the ideals I hold dear? How much do I really stand up for the truths I have learned? Am I really convinced about my “religious convictions”? What are my commitments in life anyway?