John 15:1-6 KJV I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  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.  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
What It Means To Abide In Christ
Why We Should Abide In Christ
How To Abide In Christ
Luke 9:23 KJV And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Psalm 1:1-3 KJV Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight is in the law of the Lord ; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Benefits of Abiding in Christ
1. Abiding In Christ Gets Us Rooted In Him
2. Spiritual Growth Comes With Abiding In Christ
3. Abiding in Christ Brings Kingdom Productivity
John 15:5 KJV 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.
4. Abiding in Christ Keeps Us From Sin
5. Those Who Abide In Christ Can Not Be Lukewarm
6. There is Safety in Abiding In Christ
The consequences of refusing to abide in Christ are not what anyone should wish for. The flesh is always weak until we push it by the Spirit to do what God wants us to do. We must make deliberate efforts to abide in Christ.
These are God's thoughts for you today.
God bless you.
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