The Pastor's sermon was entitled "Tug of War" based on Galatians 5:19:23 and John 15:1-8. As humans our bodies and souls fight between the flesh and spirit. The fruits of the spirit start with love and end with self-control. Gal 5:22-23.
John 15:2 reads: "He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful." In Greek 'prunes' means 'cleans.'
We are to be led by the Spirit (Gal 5:19, Romans 8:14), not dragged.
As He leads us, He will cleanse our hearts and prepare us to be fruitful for Him.
This a beautiful rendition of an old song.
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
I am moved to pray: Come, Holy Spirit...cleanse me, fill my heart with your love, help me to be fruitful... for your glory.