“I am the true vine, and my Father — is the Gardener.”

What if that little phrase tells us something deeply true – about God, and about God’s purposes? In this sermon I am working on the second part of John chapter 20, the disciples first experience of the risen Lord of creation. John’s theme is new creation – and he works in layers. Or maybe, like a composer, working from a musical phrase and adding variations and texture until the work he is doing brings even the discordant notes into one harmonious whole.

Scripture: John 20:19-23 / Rev. 21:1-5 / Judges 6

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