Bill Johnson - Sermon: Abide and Listen. How do you perceive pruning? Bill Johnson brings perspective from John 15 that pruning is God's reward to growth, not His punishment. Through the parable of the vinedresser, we see how God has designed an ecosystem for increase and productivity. We are invited into fruitfulness that is a natural result from abiding in Him. Scripture References: John 15: 1-16, John 16: 13-15
Abide and Listen - Bill Johnson
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Johnson was born in Minnesota in 1951 and became a Christian as a young child. Soon after, Johnson read seven books on prayer, which significantly affected his perspective and subsequent ministry.
Johnson's father, Melvin Earl Johnson (1929-2004) was the senior pastor at Bethel Church in Redding from 1968-1982 and subsequently became Executive Officer of the Northern California/Nevada District Council of the Assemblies of God. Earl Joh ...