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Introduction

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Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch
cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it
abides in the vine, neither can you,
unless you abide in Me. 5I am the vine,
you are the branches. He who abides in
Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for
without Me you can do nothing. 7If you
abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
you will ask what you desire, and it shall
be done for you.
John 15:4-5, 7
Introduction

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As the Father loved Me, I also have
loved you; abide in My love. 10If you keep
My commandments, you will abide in My
love, just as I have kept My Father’s
commandments and abide in His love.
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These things I have spoken to you, that
My joy may remain in you, and that your
joy may be full.” John 15: 9 -11
I. The Passage

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“I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides in Me, and I in him,
bears much fruit; for without Me you
can do nothing.” John 15:5
I. The Passage

A. “Abide” (meno) means to


continue,
REMAI live,
andN.________
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Abide (meno) in Me, and I in you.”
John 15:4a
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“In My Father’s house are many
mansions (meno); if it were not so, I
would have told you. I go to prepare a
place for you.” John 14:2
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Jesus answered and said to him, “If
anyone loves Me, he will keep My
I. The Passage

B. “Abide” occurs on the vine


where the
CONNEC
branch TS.___________
1. Abiding is the primary method
to bear
much ______
2. Abiding is dependent on how
the branch relates to the _____
3. Abiding increases the sap that
flows through the _________
I. The Passage

B. “Abide” occurs on the vine


where the
CONNEC
branch TS.___________
FRUIT.
1. Abiding is the primary method
to bear
much ______ VINE.
2. Abiding is dependent on how
theBRANCH.
branch relates to the _____
3. Abiding increases the sap that
flows through the _________
I. The Passage

C.“Abide” occurs in believers as


they connect to Christ more
DEEPLY.
________
II. The Pitfall

II.The Pitfall: The moment that you


are saved, you automatically
abide.
Misconception: Abiding is the
same as salvation and therefore I
am already abiding.

Truth: Christ abides in you, but


you decide how deeply you will
abide in Him.
II. The Pitfall

A. You are placed “in Christ” when


you accept Christ by ______
FAITH.
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For by grace you have been saved
(passive) through faith, and that not of
yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9not of
works, lest anyone should boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9
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So they said, “Believe (aorist, active,
imperative) on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and you will be saved (future, passive,
indicative), you and your household.”
II. The Pitfall

B. You remain “abiding in Christ”


when you fulfill
REQUIREME
theNTS.
_______________
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“Abide in Me (present, active,
imperative), and I in you. As the
branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
unless it abides in the vine, neither
can you, unless you abide in Me.” John
15:4
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Now he who keeps His
commandments abides in Him, and He
II. The Pitfall

C.You can be “in Christ” but not


“abide Tin Christ” at the same
______ IME.
And now, little children (Christians),
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abide in Him (active, imperative), that


when He appears, we may have
confidence and not be ashamed before
Him at His coming. 1 John 2:28
Principle #1

Abiding Principle #1:


Abiding in Christ in an ongoing
FRUI
relationship is the secret to
T.
bearing much ______
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“I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides (present, active,
participle) in Me, and I in him, bears
(present, active [not passive],
indicative) much fruit; for without Me
you can do nothing.” John 15:5
Principle #1

A. Much fruit cannot be achieved


byLONGER.
working harder or _________
B. Much fruit requires less work for
CHRIST.
Christ and more time with ________
And she had a sister called Mary, who
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also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His


word. 40But Martha was distracted with
much serving, and she approached Him
and said, “Lord, do You not care that
my sister has left me to serve alone?
Therefore tell her to help me.”
Principle #1

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And Jesus answered and said to her,
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and
troubled about many things. 42But one
thing is needed, and Mary has chosen
that good part, which will not be taken
away from her.”
Luke 10:41-42
Principle #2

Abiding Principle #2:


Abiding in Christ is directly related
CHRIST.
to your attitude toward ________
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Then the serpent said to the woman,
“You will not surely die. 5For God
knows that in the day you eat of it
your eyes will be opened, and you will
be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Genesis 3:4-5
Principle #2

A. God’s personality is full of


mercy, grace,
LOVINGKINDN
andESS.
_________________
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And the Lord passed before him and
proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God,
merciful and gracious, longsuffering,
and abounding in goodness and truth.”
Exodus 34:6
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That I am the Lord, exercising
lovingkindness, judgment, and
righteousness in the earth. For in
Principle #2

B. God wants a relationship with


you so much,
DIE.He sent Christ to ____
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For scarcely for a righteous man will
one die; yet perhaps for a good man
someone would even dare to die. 8But
God demonstrates His own love toward
us, in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us. Romans 5:7-8
Principle #2

C.God wants you to abide so deeply,


He adopted you into His _______
FAMIL
1 Y. manner of love the
Behold what
Father has bestowed on us, that we
should be called children of God!
1 John 3:1a
D. God wants you to abide so
FATHE
much, He sent
R! the Spirit to cry out
_________
6
And because you are sons, God has
sent forth the Spirit of His Son into
Principle #2

E. God loves you with the same love


as He
JESUS
loves
. _______
“And I have declared to them Your
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name, and will declare it, that the love


with which You loved Me may be in
them, and I in them.” John 17:26
Principle #3

Abiding Principle #3
Abiding in Christ enables you to
PROMISES.
experience Christ’s greatest
__________
A. GLORY.
If you abide, Christ promises
you will bear much fruit
bringing God _______
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“I am the vine, you are the
branches. He who abides in Me,
and I in him, bears much fruit. 8By
Principle #3

B. If you abide, Christ promises He


will PRAYERS.
answer
your _________
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“If you abide in Me, and My words
abide in you, you will ask what you
desire, and it shall be done for you.”
John 15:7
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“And whatever you ask in My name,
that I will do, that the Father may be
glorified in the Son. 14If you ask
anything in My name, I will do it.”
Principle #3

C.If you abide, Christ promises He


will make you experience His
LOVE.
_____
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At that day you will know that I am
in My Father,
and you in Me, and I in you. 21“He who
has My commandments and keeps
(present active) them, it is he who
loves (present active) Me. And he who
loves (present active) Me will be
loved (future passive) by My Father,
Principle #3

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“As the Father loved Me, I also have
loved you; abide in My love. 10If you
keep My commandments, you will
abide in My love, just as I have kept
My Father’s commandments and
abide in His love.” John 15:9-10
Principle #3

REVE He
D. If you abide, Christ promises
will ________ AL to
Himself
you.
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I will love him and manifest
(emphanizo) (future active) Myself to
him.” John 14:21b
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So the commander let the young man
depart, and commanded him, “Tell no
one that you have revealed
(emphanizo) these things to me.” Acts
23:22
Principle #3

E. If you abide, Christ promises that


HeJOY
will place
His ____ into your heart.
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“These things I have spoken to you,
that My joy may remain in you, and
that your joy may be full.”
John 15:11
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“But now I come to You, and these
things I speak in the world, that they
may have My joy fulfilled in
themselves.” John 17:13
Conclusion

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Now when they saw the boldness of
Peter and John, and perceived that
they were uneducated and untrained
men, they marveled. And they realized
that they had been with Jesus. Acts
4:13
A. Abiding in Christ is an
incredible privilege.
B. Abiding in Christ develops
immense productivity.
C.Abiding in Christ brings