(the “good ground” parable)

02-26-17 This message may be viewed live streaming video at commencing today Sunday at 11:00am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the audio and notes without video are archived.

The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)





(John 15:1-5)  I am the true vine [Gk: a vine (as coiling about a support)], and my Father is the husbandman [Gk: a land worker, farmer]. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away [ultimately, it disappears from our eternal consciousness]: and every branch that beareth fruit [Gk: fruit (as plucked)], he purgeth it [Gk: cleanse, to prune /// clean, clear], that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word [Gk: logos] [of God, the Bible] [1,2] which I have spoken unto you. Abide [9x] [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] in me [in John 1:14], and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit [3]: for without me ye can do nothing.

1.     (Luke 8:11)  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word [Gk: logos] of God.

2.     (John 1:14)  And the Word [the logos; of God, the Bible] was made flesh [in/as the body Jesus Christ], and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

3.     (Mark 4:20)  And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word [Gk: logos], and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold [“fruit”], some sixty [“more fruit”], and some an hundred [“much fruit”].


(John 15:6,7)  If a man abide [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] not in me [i.e., the word of God, the Bible], he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered [Gk: desiccated; shriveled: dried up] [1]; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned [Gk: consumed]. If ye abide [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] in me, and my words [Gk: rhema; revelations] abide [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you [as an empowered instrument of God].

1.     (Eph 5:25,26)  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word [Gk: rhema; revelations],


(John 15:8-11)  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples [Gk: learners, pupils]. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If [a warning] ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy: [Gk: cheerfulness, calm delight gladness] might remain [Gk: dwell, endure, remain] in you, and that your joy [Gk: cheerfulness, calm delight gladness] might be full [Gk: complete].


(John 15:12-16)  This is my commandment, That ye love [Gk: agape] [i.e., sacrificial love] one another, as I have loved you. Greater [sacrificial] love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you [through the Word of God, the Bible]. Ye have not chosen [Gk: selected] me, but I have chosen [Gk: selected]  you, and ordained [Dict: to invest with ministerial functions; confer holy orders upon] you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain [Gk: dwell, endure, remain]: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.


(John 15:17-19)  These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world [Gk: kosmos; “cosmos” (universe)] hate [Gk: detest, persecute] you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world [universe], the world [universe] would love his own: but because ye are not of the world [universe], but I have chosen you out of the world [universe], therefore the world [universe] hateth you.


(John 15:20-27)  Remember the word [Gk: logos] that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word [Gk: logos] might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. But when the Comforter [Gk: parakletos; intercessor, consoler: advocate, comforter] [i.e., the Holy Spirit] is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.