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Today's Passage and Notes - May 31, 2020

Staying Power

John 15:1-12 (NLT)

John 15
Jesus, the True Vine
1 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.

Kairos = the right time, the best time, the right season, the right opportunity, the significant window of opportunity, a definite moment in history.

Kairos = Moments that God uses to get our attention.

UNITY and OBEDIENCE is needed to experience the presence, the power, and influence of the Holy Spirit

It has always been God’s intention for us to be one it has never been his intention for us to be the same.

I have some P’s I want to give you on this day of Pentecost:
Promise
Power
Path
Produce
Praise

Promise – His Word
Power – His Spirit
Path – His connection
Produce – His fruit
Progress – in his love,

Promise:
Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit and he did!

John 14:15-17 NLT
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

Power: The Spirit’s job is to make much of Jesus!
Our faith is more than believing the right things (although that is important)
More than simply living a Christ like life (important too)
It is believing (doctrine)
It is a way of living (ethics)
But this is nurtured by the life giving connection to Jesus Christ
I’m covered by his blood and his Spirit runs through my veins

Path: Is to Remain Connected to the true vine no matter what!

Power comes suddenly but grows as we remain connected to Jesus.

Remaining in Christ has to do with intimacy and relationship.
Prioritize intimacy with Christ through times of focus on scripture and silence

Where you focus your thoughts, your feet follow.

Remain connected to the life of the vine through connecting with his power
Jesus shows us this through his “inner journey” and his “outer journey”
• Prayed solo but he served people
• Worshipped in the private but healed the sick
• Fasted and fed the hungry
• Rested in quiet and ministered to the noisy crowds

Produce: His fruit
What are the wonderful works of God = The FRUIT he produces in us and through us!

Obedience is submitting to his word his truth

Progression of fruit Bearing

• No Fruit (15:2)
• Fruit (15:2)
• More Fruit (15:2)
• Much Fruit (15:5)

Progress: in his love
Love = the decision to compassionately, righteously, responsibly and sacrificially seek the well being of another

Next Steps:
Ask: Do I have all that Christ wishes for me to enjoy?
Declare the wonders of God!

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As we prayerfully discern options and plans to reopen our in-person Sunday gatherings, we want to hear from you. Please help us by filling out our survey at  DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Survey. Your responses are confidential, and your input is important to us. Thank you!

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If you HAVE a need, or can FULFILL a need for someone in our church family, please let us know! Email our Community Engagement Pastor, AbbyDyer@DIVEintoFLOOD.com, to learn more.

Consider Becoming a Foster Parent
Olive Crest, one of our partners at Flood, is committed to transforming the lives of at-risk children through the healing power of foster care and adoption. With fewer mandated reporters interacting with kids during COVID-19, Olive Crest is preparing now for what may be ahead. This is a perfect time for families to begin or move through an approval process- as foster, adoptive, or short term host families – for any who are called to open their homes in any capacity. For more information, visit OliveCrest.org

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Flood Kids Online 
Flood Kids has moved online! Ages 3 -11 can join us every Sunday HERE for our interactive curriculum videos, worship and activities. Questions, contact JamieVanDyke@DIVEintoFLOOD.com

Flood Youth
Hang out with Pastor Mookie, Josiah, and all your friends every Thursday at 6:30pm. Email MikeCunningham@DIVEintoFLOOD.com for more info, or check out their page HERE their IG @floodyouth and their YouTube.

Flood Young Adults
FYA is where anyone ages 18-29 can come together to learn, reflect, celebrate, and be together! We meet online Wednesdays at 7pm. Email DameanEaster@DIVEintoFLOOD.com to get connected, and check out their IG @flood.ya.

Undergraduate Internship
Be a part of the Flood team! We offer a 9-month internship for anyone between 18-24 that runs from August – May. Gain real work experience, be a part of meaningful projects and events, and be mentored and discipled by our staff. Apply today at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Interns. Questions, email KateJackson@DIVEintoFLOOD.com.

Zoom Rooms – Sundays following each gathering
We miss seeing you! Join us on Zoom after each gathering to connect and say hello. Whether you’re new to Flood or want to connect with us and other Floodsters, these quick 10-minute virtual patios are for you! Join us at
DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Zoom every Sunday!

50 and Up Group Game Night
Wednesday, June 10, 7pm, Via Zoom
Join the 50 and Up group for an evening of fun and online games. RSVP for Zoom link to Helen at hfeldscher1@gmail.com

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Women’s Event: Hope for the Heavy Heart: Experiencing God in the Storms of Life
with Linsey Wildey and Leeana Tankersley
Monday, July 20th, 7pm at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Live
Are you carrying a heavy burden? Dealing with disappointment, loss, or hurt? Join Linsey and Leeana for a time of teaching, Scripture meditation, and personal reflection to consider the storms of life and the hope that can be found in the presence of Jesus. No matter how heavy your heart, there is hope. No matter how chaotic the storm, there is peace. RSVP HERE for the Event Handout.

ColorCompromise

The Color of Compromise Introduction: A Historical Survey of the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
Monday, June 22, 7:30 – 9pm, Zoom
The Color of Compromise is not a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians. It is a call to love Christ’s Body, the Church, and desire to practice a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. This class will begin with a video introduction form author Jemar Tisby, followed by discussion, a short survey of the books themes, and next steps.
RSVP to Scott: ScottWildey@DIVEintoFLOOD.com

BetheBridge

Be the Bridge Book Study: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm (7 weeks), Beginning June 30, via Zoom
Join us for this exploration of Latasha Morrison’s book, Be the Bridge. “With racial tensions as high within the church as outside the church, it is time for Christians to become the leaders in the conversation on racial reconciliation. This power-packed guide helps readers deepen their understanding of historical factors and present realities, equipping them to participate in the ongoing dialogue and to serve as catalysts for righteousness, justice, healing, transformation, and reconciliation.” Materials Needed: A copy of the book (also available as an eBook) RSVP to Wendie: WendieWard@hotmail.com

Ways to Learn and Grow
We know that many of you are seeking ways to listen, learn and grow in this season. As a church community, we believe the gospel is good news that tears down walls and builds bridges. Our faith in Jesus leads us to intentionally build bridges across ethnic, cultural, economic, and gender barriers. There is more work to do, and we have not arrived, but as disciples of Jesus we have and will continue to learn and work against any and all forms of racism, racial injustice and violence, in Jesus’ name. Click HERE for a list of resources and ways you can grow and
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Anxiety Resources Page
We have created a webpage with resources on how to understand and reduce anxiety. Find those workshops, podcasts, and more at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Anxiety

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Questions about these opportunities, or want to connect with us? Email us at Flood@DIVEintoFLOOD.com.

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We are in the midst of a 3 year campaign to raise $6 million for a permanent church home for our San Diego Campus & ministries that support both campuses. Currently, our total received is: $2,564,019.20. Total Pledged Remaining to be Fulfilled: $973,882.39

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