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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
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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

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and I in him. bears much fruit. you are the branches. I. The Passage 5 “I am the vine. He who abides in Me.” John 15:5 SOV4_ABIDE 6 . for without Me you can do nothing.

The Passage A. I. and I in you.” John 14:2 23 Jesus answered and said to him. if it were not so. REMAI live. I would have told you. andN. “Abide” (meno) means to continue.” John 15:4a 2 “In My Father’s house are many mansions (meno). I go to prepare a place for you. he will keep My SOV4_ABIDE 7 .________ 4 Abide (meno) in Me. “If anyone loves Me.

The Passage B. Abiding is the primary method to bear much ______ 2. Abiding increases the sap that flows through the _________ SOV4_ABIDE 8 . I.___________ 1. Abiding is dependent on how the branch relates to the _____ 3. “Abide” occurs on the vine where the CONNEC branch TS.

branch relates to the _____ 3. 2. 1. I. Abiding is the primary method to bear much ______ VINE. Abiding is dependent on how theBRANCH. “Abide” occurs on the vine where the CONNEC branch TS.___________ FRUIT. The Passage B. Abiding increases the sap that flows through the _________ SOV4_ABIDE 9 .

“Abide” occurs in believers as they connect to Christ more DEEPLY. I. The Passage C. ________ SOV4_ABIDE 10 .

Truth: Christ abides in you. you automatically abide. The Pitfall II. Misconception: Abiding is the same as salvation and therefore I am already abiding. but you decide how deeply you will abide in Him. II. SOV4_ABIDE 11 .The Pitfall: The moment that you are saved.

and that not of yourselves. You are placed “in Christ” when you accept Christ by ______ FAITH. imperative) on the Lord Jesus Christ. it is the gift of God.” SOV4_ABIDE 12 . indicative). you and your household. 8 For by grace you have been saved (passive) through faith. The Pitfall A. lest anyone should boast. passive. Ephesians 2:8-9 31 So they said. and you will be saved (future. 9not of works. “Believe (aorist. active. II.

unless you abide in Me. You remain “abiding in Christ” when you fulfill REQUIREME theNTS. active. II. and I in you. and He SOV4_ABIDE 13 . The Pitfall B. neither can you. _______________ 4 “Abide in Me (present.” John 15:4 24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him. unless it abides in the vine. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself. imperative).

imperative). II. 28 abide in Him (active. The Pitfall C. little children (Christians). 1 John 2:28 SOV4_ABIDE 14 . that when He appears. And now.You can be “in Christ” but not “abide Tin Christ” at the same ______ IME. we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

active. for without Me you can do nothing. participle) in Me.” John 15:5 SOV4_ABIDE 15 . you are the branches. and I in him. Principle #1 Abiding Principle #1: Abiding in Christ in an ongoing FRUI relationship is the secret to T. bearing much ______ 5 “I am the vine. indicative) much fruit. bears (present. active [not passive]. He who abides (present.

Christ and more time with ________ And she had a sister called Mary. 40But Martha was distracted with much serving. who 39 also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.” SOV4_ABIDE 16 . working harder or _________ B. “Lord. and she approached Him and said. Much fruit cannot be achieved byLONGER. do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me. Much fruit requires less work for CHRIST. Principle #1 A.

” Luke 10:41-42 SOV4_ABIDE 17 . “Martha. which will not be taken away from her. Martha. Principle #1 41 And Jesus answered and said to her. you are worried and troubled about many things. 42But one thing is needed. and Mary has chosen that good part.

” Genesis 3:4-5 SOV4_ABIDE 18 . and you will be like God. Principle #2 Abiding Principle #2: Abiding in Christ is directly related CHRIST. knowing good and evil. to your attitude toward ________ 4 Then the serpent said to the woman. 5For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened. “You will not surely die.

God’s personality is full of mercy. and abounding in goodness and truth. the Lord God. LOVINGKINDN andESS. “The Lord. For in SOV4_ABIDE 19 . _________________ 6 And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed. Principle #2 A. exercising lovingkindness. grace. merciful and gracious. longsuffering. judgment. and righteousness in the earth.” Exodus 34:6 24 That I am the Lord.

in that while we were still sinners. Romans 5:7-8 SOV4_ABIDE 20 . Principle #2 B.He sent Christ to ____ 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die. Christ died for us. yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8But God demonstrates His own love toward us. DIE. God wants a relationship with you so much.

God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into SOV4_ABIDE 21 . manner of love the Behold what Father has bestowed on us. He adopted you into His _______ FAMIL 1 Y. Principle #2 C.God wants you to abide so deeply. that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1a D. He sent R! the Spirit to cry out _________ 6 And because you are sons. God wants you to abide so FATHE much.

that the love with which You loved Me may be in them. and I in them. Principle #2 E. God loves you with the same love as He JESUS loves . and will declare it.” John 17:26 SOV4_ABIDE 22 . _______ “And I have declared to them Your 26 name.

you are the branches. bears much fruit. GLORY. Principle #3 Abiding Principle #3 Abiding in Christ enables you to PROMISES. If you abide. He who abides in Me. and I in him. 8By SOV4_ABIDE 23 . experience Christ’s greatest __________ A. Christ promises you will bear much fruit bringing God _______ 5 “I am the vine.

14If you ask anything in My name.” John 15:7 13 “And whatever you ask in My name. and My words abide in you. Christ promises He will PRAYERS. that the Father may be glorified in the Son. and it shall be done for you. Principle #3 B. you will ask what you desire. I will do it.” SOV4_ABIDE 24 . answer your _________ 7 “If you abide in Me. that I will do. If you abide.

and you in Me. And he who loves (present active) Me will be loved (future passive) by My Father. Christ promises He will make you experience His LOVE. and I in you. SOV4_ABIDE 25 . Principle #3 C. _____ 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father. it is he who loves (present active) Me.If you abide. 21“He who has My commandments and keeps (present active) them.

you will abide in My love. just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 10If you keep My commandments. I also have loved you. abide in My love.” John 15:9-10 SOV4_ABIDE 26 . Principle #3 9 “As the Father loved Me.

If you abide.” Acts 23:22 SOV4_ABIDE 27 . “Tell no one that you have revealed (emphanizo) these things to me. 21 I will love him and manifest (emphanizo) (future active) Myself to him. and commanded him. Christ promises will ________ AL to Himself you.” John 14:21b 22 So the commander let the young man depart. Principle #3 REVE He D.

Principle #3 E. If you abide. Christ promises that HeJOY will place His ____ into your heart. that My joy may remain in you. and that your joy may be full. and these things I speak in the world.” John 17:13 SOV4_ABIDE 28 .” John 15:11 13 “But now I come to You. 11 “These things I have spoken to you. that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.

And they realized that they had been with Jesus. Abiding in Christ develops immense productivity. C. Abiding in Christ is an incredible privilege.Abiding in Christ brings SOV4_ABIDE 29 . and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men. Acts 4:13 A. Conclusion 3 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John. B. they marveled.

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that he understands and knows Me. Introduction 23 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom. that you also may have fellowship (koinonia) with us. 24but let him who glories glory in this. and truly our fellowship (koinonia) is with the Father and with His Son Jesus SOV4_ABIDE 33 . let not the mighty man glory in his might.” says the Lord. nor let the rich man glory in his riches. Jeremiah 9:23-24 3 That which we have seen and heard we declare to you.

to _____________ ____ SOV4_ABIDE 34 . 2 Corinthians 13:14 GLOR A. and the communion (koinonia) of the Holy Spirit be with you all. The Lord reveals that He KNOW wants us HIM. Amen. B. Introduction The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. 14 and the love of God. reveals that knowing Him is your life’s UNDERSTAND greatest _______ HIM. The LordY.

you must meet Christ’s requirements REQUIREMEN TS The Three Abiding _______________ SOV4_ABIDE 35 . Process #1 The Abiding Process #1: To abide.

and walk in darkness. Process #1 A. 1 John 1:6 SOV4_ABIDE 36 . Abiding won’t work if you are DARKNE living in __________ SS. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him. we lie and do not practice the truth.

9If we confess our sins. 6If we say that we have fellowship with Him. we lie and do not practice the truth. 1 John 1:5- 6. that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 9 SOV4_ABIDE 37 . and walk in darkness. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Process #1 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you.

because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 9 He who says he is in the light. 1 John 2:9-11 SOV4_ABIDE 38 . is in darkness until now. 10He who loves his brother abides in the light. and there is no cause for stumbling in him. Abiding won’t work if youPERSO hate another ________ N. and hates his brother. and does not know where he is going. 11But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness. Process #1 B.

Process #1 C. _________________ 10 “If you keep My commandments.Abiding won’t work if you don’t COMMANDME keep HisNTS. you will abide in My love.” John 15:10 24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him. and He in him. just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 1 John 3:24a SOV4_ABIDE 39 .

Process #2 The Abiding Process #2: Abide with God through the DisciplinesDISCIPLI NES ____________ The Five Spiritual 13 “And you will seek Me and find Me.” Jeremiah 29:13 1 As the deer pants for the water brooks. 2My soul thirsts for God. for the living God. O God. when you search for Me with all your heart. Psalm 42:1-2a SOV4_ABIDE 40 . so pants my soul for You.

2. SOV4_ABIDE 41 . Select your most comfortable devotional place. Set your alarm for an early morning hour. 1. 3. Process #2 A. Setup your preferred daily devotional schedule. Build the lifelong habit of regular morning DEVOTIO ___________ NS.

Read and meditate in the ______ BIBLE. 3. Read the Bible for wisdom and relationship. 1. Process #2 B. SOV4_ABIDE 42 . Read the Bible more if you are receiving less. 2. Read the Bible by setting up an annual plan.

Practice praying with a daily prayer calendar. Process #2 C. of _________ 1. SOV4_ABIDE 43 . Periodically review the prayers that are answered. Prepare a three-ring binder of your numbered requests. 3.Experience victory through your Notebook PRAYER. 2.

Worship the Lord through the Daily Ten. Cultivate meaningfulWORSHI praise and _________ P. 1. 2. SOV4_ABIDE 44 . Worship the Lord through humility of posture. 3. Worship the Lord through music. Process #2 D.

Write a spiritual journal not a factual diary. Write your prayers. problems. Write a personal prayer-note to God daily. SOV4_ABIDE 45 . 3. Process #2 E. Interact with God in your Life JOURNAL __________ . 2. 1. confessions. and dreams.

SEASONS The Three Fruit-Bearing _________ SOV4_ABIDE 46 . Process #3 The Abiding Process #3: Abide with God more and more throughout your life.

You aren’t too concerned about your sin. You find devotions boring almost impossible. 2. You don’t give much thought to serving God. 3. SOV4_ABIDE 47 . Process #3 DISCIPLI Fruit-Bearing Season #1: God’s ___________ NE 1.

You enjoy devotions 2-3 weekly and pray more. 2. 3. You serve God some and receive fulfillment. You have cleaned up some of your sin. Process #3 Fruit-Bearing Season #2:PRUNING God’s _________ 1. SOV4_ABIDE 48 .

You serve God with all your heart. 3. SOV4_ABIDE 49 . You are very committed to living like Christ. Process #3 Fruit-Bearing Season #3: ABIDING You’re ________ 1. You have discovered Jesus to be Lord and best friend. 2.

intimate relationship that glorifies God by bearing much fruit. SOV4_ABIDE 50 . The Abiding Precept God invites all believers to develop a vibrant.

God Himself will be with them and be their God. coming down out of heaven from God. John. New Jerusalem. saw the holy city. “Behold. the tabernacle of God is with men. and He will dwell with them. and they shall be His people. Conclusion 2 Then I. prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying.” Revelation 21:2-3 SOV4_ABIDE 51 .

S. Lewis . C.    n commanding  God is inviting us to  enjoy Him. Ius to glorify Him.

O        ur love for God  is tested by the question of whether  we seek Him or His gifts. Ralph Washington Sockman .