The key to life transformation is Abiding in Jesus – to make a home for Jesus. So when we ask the question, ‘How do I know I am changing?’ – Jesus said it’s all about bearing fruit– and it is in relationships where we see the fruit of Abiding! Jesus said we are to love others as He loves us, so we will look at how this practically takes place in the life of a follower of Jesus.
Abide Together – Message Notes
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February 12, 2017
– What can I do to help? How can I serve you? – What’s it like to be on the other side of me?
2. Be part of a __________________
– Availability / frequency – Intentionality
3. Continual Abiding
“You are My friends if you obey Me. I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn’t confide in his servants. Now you are My friends, since I have told you everything the Father told Me. You didn’t choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using
“Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from Me. Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5
“But if you stay joined to Me and My words remain in you, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted! My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to My Father.” John 15:7-8
“I have loved you even as the Father has loved Me. Remain in My love. When you obey Me, you remain in My love, just as I obey My Father and remain in His love.”
The key to changing is ABIDING!
ABIDING: to remain in a place, condition, or status – to make our home in a particular place!
“But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law.” Galatians 5:22-23