Without Me Ye Can Do Nothing
Our text will come from John 15:5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
It is so common to hear now days the humanistic idiom, “You can do anything if you set your mind to it” or "You can do anything you want." This is just not reality when it comes to spiritual matters. The Lord Jesus Christ said “without me ye can do nothing” and quite frankly you can't do any thing else if the Lord doesn't allow it. Whatever you are able to accomplish the Lord gives you the money, health, mental capacity, and the brains to do it. I realize this might be unpopular but the truth is the truth.
Here are some things you can’t do.
You can’t do enough good works to get yourself into Heaven.
You can’t save yourself.
You can't pay for your sins yourself.
You can’t force God to allow you into Heaven.
You can’t keep yourself from dying.
You can’t overcome sin without the Lord's help.
You can’t live a sinless life.
You can't get into Heaven without having the new birth.
You can’t be happy knowing you are headed for a lake of fire.
You really do need Jesus.
May God give you the vision to see that without the Lord Jesus Christ you can't do anything.