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"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. "
John 15:1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
John 15:2 Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:3 You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you.
John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:6 If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.
John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
John 15:8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.
John 15:9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.
John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 15:12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.
John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
John 15:17 This I command you, to love one another.
John 15:18 "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
John 15:21 But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do not know him who sent me.
John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
John 15:23 He who hates me hates my Father also.
John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
John 15:25 It is to fulfil the word that is written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.'
John 15:26 But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me;
John 15:27 and you also are witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning.

Amen!

Love this verse

This is my "life-verse". So, why do I often try to do things in my own strength and "wisdom"?? Everything comes from the Vine!

Love it, live it, lock it in your hart.

AMEN

With all the "religious talk" and public acknowledgement of God today, in all respect, our "belief in God" deserves definition. To us who say, "I know God", we would do well to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the "link". Our identity with the Father is contingent upon our relationship with Jesus. Our assurance in the Kingdom of Heaven is made possible as we live in Christ. Our walk as a believer is only as fruitful as is our intimacy with Jesus Christ... not by "belief in God" alone. Do you know the Father through relationship with the Savior.

"How can I overcome an addiction to internet porn? Can addiction to pornography be defeated?"

Answer: Studies show that terms relating to porn are by far the most commonly searched-for terms in the internet search engines. Every day, literally millions of people do searches related to the porn industry. The powerful imagery of internet pornography is highly addictive. Many men (and women) have been caught in the snare of internet porn and find themselves helplessly addicted to its visual stimulation. This results in uncontrollable lust, an inability to experience true sexual intimacy in marriage, and often intense feelings of guilt and despair. Pornography is the #1 cause of masturbation, sexual assault, and sexual deviancy. Most importantly, pornography is offensive to God, and is therefore a sin that must be confessed, repented of, and overcome.

There are two primary aspects in the battle to overcome an addiction to internet porn: spiritual and practical. Spiritually, addiction to pornography is a sin that God desires you to overcome and therefore will enable you to do so. The first step is to make sure you have genuinely placed your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior. If you are unsure, please visit our page on salvation and forgiveness. Without salvation through Jesus Christ, there is no possibility of a true and lasting victory over pornography: “Apart from me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

If you are a believer in Christ and are struggling with an addiction to internet porn, there is hope and help for you! The power of the Holy Spirit is available to you (Ephesians 3:16). The cleansing of God’s forgiveness is available to you (1 John 1:9). The renewing capacity of God’s Word is at your disposal (Romans 12:1-2). Commit your mind and eyes to the Lord (1 John 2:16). Ask God to strengthen you and help you to overcome pornography (Philippians 4:13). Ask God to protect you from further exposure to porn (1 Corinthians 10:13), and to fill your mind with things that are pleasing to Him (Philippians 4:8). These are all requests that God will honor and answer.

Practically speaking, there are numerous tools to combat an addiction to internet pornography. There is a great program available at www.PureOnline.com. There are several quality internet filtering programs that will completely block your computer from accessing pornography, such as www.BSafeOnline.com. Another fantastic tool is available at www.X3Watch.com. X3watch is accountability software. It tracks your internet browsing and sends a report of any objectionable websites you have visited to an accountability partner of your choosing. Your temptation to view internet porn would be greatly reduced if you knew your youth pastor, parent, friend, pastor, or spouse would receive a detailed report about it. There are also quite a few good books on overcoming porn addiction: Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Purity One Victory at a Time by Stephen Arterburn, Pure Freedom: Breaking the Addiction to Pornography by Mike Cleveland, and The Game Plan by Joe Dallas.

Do not despair! An addiction to internet porn is not an “unforgivable sin.” God can and will forgive you. An addiction to internet porn is not an “unconquerable sin.” God can and will enable you to overcome it. Commit your mind and eyes to the Lord. Commit yourself to filling your mind with God’s Word (Psalm 119:11). Seek His help daily in prayer; ask Him to fill your mind with His truth and block unwanted thoughts and desires. Take the practical steps listed above to keep yourself accountable and block access to internet porn. “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).

...indeed this is the truth --- apart from God, I am nothing...

one of my fav's its sooooo true

Thias is my favorite verse

I love this scripture it is so true!!! I can do all things through Christ and him alone!!!

This is really one of my favorite scriptures. I love these words. Telling us how we are connected to him.

This verse is my favorite

I consider myself an "everything nothing" Christian. EVERYTHING with Him. NOTHING without Him.

I can do nothing with out you Lord

This is so true! We can't do anything without Christ. If we don't deliberately stay in God's Word & communicate with Him, we eventually will shrivel up & die.

Are you one of his children?

I am abiding in Him today.

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Amen!
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