The Blessing of Abiding in Christ

John 15:1-8

Meaning of abide – to remain stable, to continue

Synonym – persevere

  1. It is a command (verse 4)
    • Because we cannot exist without Christ
    • Any accomplishments will be through Him
    • We are cast off if we do not abide (verse 6)
  2. It is a privilege
    • Brings peace into our lives
    • Brings power (verse 7)
    • It is productive – bears much fruit
  3. To abide is a continuous experience
    • Obedience (verse 10)
    • Nurtured through love (verse 10)

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