Much, Much, More –

Read Jn 15.1-27 – Some how, some way, we have boiled down abiding in Christ to having a good quiet time in the morning (reading the Bible and Prayer). Is that what remaining in Jesus really looks like? Read the chapter and let’s see what the Expert says;

Fruitfulness

Pruning

The Word

Prayer

Connectedness

Dependence

Warnings

Glorifying God

Being His disciple

Loving God

Loving one another

Obeying God’s commands

Joy

Sacrifice

Being chosen

Going to bear fruit

Sustainability

Enduring persecution

Remembering

Being helped by the Holy Spirit 

And this is just a list from chapter 15! But if we need to boil it down, the Apostle John says; “The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.” (1 John 2.6) Are we taking a wholistic approach to abiding in Christ or are we picking and choosing? Are we teaching others that remaining in Jesus is a whole lot more than having a good quiet time?

Author: Chuck & Deb

Chuck & Deb love Jesus!

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