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Its almost hard to believe that we are jumping in to week 4 of the Pulse Best Summer Ever reading plan. If you haven’t been on board until now, let me encourage you to go back a check out last Monday’s recap of the first 2 weeks AND days 11-14 from last week….which are super strong!

This week, we are looking at an idea that Jesus shared with His closest friends. In John 15 He calls Himself the ‘True Vine’ and those who trust in Him, the branches.I don’t know about you but most days I don’t feel that connected with Jesus. I don’t feel like He is the iPhone to my app. But thats pretty much what He says. If we trust Him as our Lord, then we are super connected whether we feel it or not!

Being connected to Jesus has its perks!

As a branch to His Vine…we are enabled and encouraged to make fruit. Not actual apples or something. But spirit fruit.

If we are “in” Jesus then He is able to work
certain things “out” through our lives.
Good things. Not bad things.


Read John 15
Read it slowly.

Begin to think about yourself as connected or disconnected from Jesus. If you have said ‘yes’ to Him as Savior then you are connected…but are you a branch that is producing good fruit? Or a branch that needs to be pruned to keep the plant healthy?


Father, help me to know whether or not I am connected to Jesus. Please don’t allow this knowledge to be based on my feelings or my faults but on who Jesus is and what He has done for me. Help me to live my life as a healthy branch that produces healthy spirit fruit. Help me to understand just what healthy fruit looks like this week! In Jesus, Amen.

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Adam Thacker

Adam is passionate about loving and pursuing Jesus, his wife Brandy, and impactful opportunities. From the fall of 2014 to the summer of 2016, Adam & Brandy led the student ministry at Relevant Church, as they learned and prepared to plant a church in their home city of Roanoke, Virginia, in 2017. Adam and Brandy have one son. They also love their dog, Jersey, craft coffee, and creative traveling.

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