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Grapes need pruning--and so do Christians, Wilkinson writes. God's "pruning" is painful, but Wilkinson argues that this pruning away of "self" is necessary to gain desirable results. He notes, "Pruning will intensify as God's shears cut closer to the core of who you are." Wilkinson urges Christians not to confuse "pruning" with "discipline," and offers a helpful chart to distinguish between the two. He discusses four levels of fruit bearing, from "no fruit" to "much fruit," and the connection between God's pruning and an abundant harvest.
Wilkinson's warm, personable writing style helps him come across as a confidant and mentor. Even though he admits, "I assure you that I possess no special knowledge in these matters," millions of readers seem to think he does. He lays down the challenge: "If you don't know and apply Jesus's vineyard teachings, you'll never experience the abundant life you long for. There is simply no other way." Christians aspiring to maturity in their spiritual lives will likely sit up and take notice. --Cindy Crosby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Great condition, and a blessed reading and revelation of St. John 15.Published 23 days ago by chrisstine Solomon
Great for anyone's walk with God. To understand that God prunes His followers so than can be more fruitful is very assuringPublished 1 month ago by Gary Been
I was not overly impressed with the questions asked in this lesson. Some were either hard to find answers for or to even understand the relevance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TBone1985
Wonderful reading: you'll want to read it 2 or 3 times and use it as a devotional.Published 3 months ago by hugh barnett