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Abiding in Christ and He In Us. John 15.1-8. What Does It Mean?. Benefits Means Alternative. Benefits. Purging (prune, cleanse, purify) vv. 2-3 By application of His word - v.3; 1 Peter 1.22 Walking in light and confessing sins – 1 Jn 1.7-9

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Abiding in christ and he in us

Abiding in Christand He In Us

John 15.1-8


What does it mean

What Does It Mean?

  • Benefits

  • Means

  • Alternative


Benefits

Benefits

  • Purging (prune, cleanse, purify) vv. 2-3

    • By application of His word - v.3; 1 Peter 1.22

    • Walking in light and confessing sins – 1 Jn 1.7-9

    • By trials and correction – 1 Peter 1.6-7; Hebrews 12.5ff; 1 Corinthians 11.32


Benefits1

Benefits

  • He gives us the ability to bear fruit – vv. 4-5

    • We are His workmanship – Eph 2.10

    • Through Him we can do “all things” – Phil 3.12

  • Our prayers are heard and answered – v 7

    • If according to His will – 1 Jn 5.14


Means

Means

  • He abides in us by His word abiding in us

    • Note substitution of “My words” for “I” – vv 4, 5, 7

    • We abide in Him as we abide in His word – John 8.31

    • Same is true of the Spirit abiding or dwelling in us – Col 3.16; Eph 5.18, 19


Means1

Means

  • He continues to abide in us ONLY if we bear fruit – v2

    • He provides the ability

    • If we do not use that ability, we will be cut off


Alternative

Alternative

  • We either abide and bear fruit or we ARE NOT His disciples – v8

  • We either abide and bear fruit or we are CAST AWAY – vv2, 6

    • Possible for Christian to be cast forth – fall away

    • Possible to be grafted in again BEFORE the burning – Rom 11.23; James 5.19-20


Abiding in christ and he in us1

Abiding In Christ and He In Us

  • Cannot abide in Him unless we are first “in Him” - Galatians 3.26-27

  • We abide in Him only as long and only if His word continues to abide in us by our obedience to it

  • Otherwise, “cast forth” and “burned”


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