May 15, 2022 |Of The Spirit


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05.15.22 | Of The Spirit


Noel Heikkinen

John 15:1-17

Jesus wants to be the source of our joy which means he wants us to enjoy Him. How’s your joy? Pastor Noel Heikkinen reminds us that our joy isn’t tethered to our circumstances, but to our identity in Jesus. When external circumstances are increasing the pressure on us, we can rejoice in our salvation and in Jesus.

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At Riv, we invite everyone to know and enjoy Jesus as we stumble together in our pursuit to love like Him.


“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. Every branch in me that does not produce fruit he removes, and he prunes every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce more fruit. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me. If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown aside like a branch and he withers. They gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be my disciples. “As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commands you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. “I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. “This is my command: Love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants anymore, because a servant doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me, but I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you. “This is what I command you: Love one another.

John 15:1-17

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.

Psalm 37:4

This is the confidence we have before him: If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

1 John 5:14

You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

James 4:3

What is a season of your life that felt “dry”? How did you remain in the vine during that time?
Is there a time you can look back on where you can see that God was pruning you? What fruit has been produced because of that?
When external circumstances are increasing the pressure on you, how’s your inner attitude of rejoicing in your salvation, enjoying Jesus?
Are you applying the Word of God to your circumstances and leaving the results to God?