Abiding in Christ

July 17, 2016 ()

Bible Text: John 15:1-11 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – July 17, 2016 – Worship Service – Alan Conner

John 15:1-11

Abiding in Christ

Intro

A. The importance of abiding in Christ.

1) key to a vital, fruitful, blessed Christian life. John 15:4

2) key to answered prayer.  Jn. 15:7.

3) key to much fruit which glorifies the Father.  Jn. 15:8.

4) key to assurance.  Jn. 15:8.

5) key to joy.  Jn. 15:11.

B. The Consequences of not abiding (Jn. 15:2).

1) Taken away (v. 2), thrown away (Jn. 15:6)

2) No fruit (Jn. 15:4).

C. How do we “abide in Christ”?

1) Union with Christ,

2) Communion with Christ.

a) General:

b) Specific:

1- abide in the Word (v. 7) – John 8:31

2- abide in His love (vv. 9-10) - 1 Jn. 4:6

3- abide patiently when pruned – Jn. 15:2

4- abide in humility – Jn. 15:4-5

Conclusion