Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I Am the Vine, Ye Are the Branches...

Jared finished memorizing his bible verses.  For the past few weeks he's been working on John 15:1-11 and he did it! I thought I'd brag on him for a little bit. I'm so proud of him!  He got a little nervous being on video but still did great.

Post memorization interview:

Mom: What do these verses of scripture mean to you?

Jared: If you live in Him, and live of Him, you're going to do a lot of good and a lot of good will happen to you.  If you live in Him, happily, then you're going to be happier than you've ever been.  People are going to look at you and say "Hey, something is different about that guy."

Mom: How can you look at nature (a tree or plant) and learn about this scripture

Jared: First, it (a branch) looks healthy and good.  After the storm, when it gets ripped off over time it withers and dies.  That's kind of like the storm is the devil, and when we get ripped off we're getting torn away from God.  Then, you're spiritually dead and wither.

Mom: Have you ever seen me prune my plants in my garden? What happens after that?

Jared:  Yes, more flowers grow throughout the summer.

Mom:  How do we abide in Him?

Jared:  By living in Him and Him living in you. It's not just going to church but praying everyday.


  1. You must be so proud!!! You've had a touch of sunshine!!! God's love shining on you!!!We need to get the Bible quizzing started for the kids. I think they would love it, after they get over their shyness of course.