You have seen with your own eyes what I did to Egypt, and how I have carried you on eagle's wings and brought you here to me. Exodus 19:4
Having received Christ by faith, we are engrafted into the True Vine. The red cross symbolizes Christ as the True Vine. The green branches signify the believer, who is to abide in Christ and thereby bear fruit. Being rooted and grounded in Christ, the Christian grows and matures. This expresses itself in fellowship with one another in love--Let Love Fly. Give wings to your dreams, letting the wings of God carry you. I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He trims clean so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:1-5
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