Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2008-09-03 ILC Chapel — Our only significance is that…

2008 Chapels -
Our only significance is that we abide in Christ through His Grace.

 

Date : 2008-09-03
Speaker : Professor John Ude

John 15:1-10 (Listen)

I Am the True Vine

15:1 “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 does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 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. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 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. (ESV)

Hymn : TLH 465 st. 1,2: Christ Is Our Corner-Stone Hymnary.org link

1. Christ is our Corner-Stone, 
On Him alone we build; 
With His true saints alone 
The courts of heaven are filled. 
On His great love 
Our hopes we place 
Of present grace 
And joys above. 

2. Oh, then, with hymns of praise 
These hallowed courts shall ring; 
Our voices we will raise 
The three in One to sing 
And thus proclaim 
In joyful song, 
Both loud and long. 
That glorious name.