Key word: Abiding
Title: Abiding Together
Scripture: John 15:1-16
Key Words: abiding; to stand, bear, tolerate, remain, depend upon, to be connected to.
Approach / Introduction:
Definitions: Abiding; to stand, bear, tolerate, remain, depend upon, to be connected to. Abiding is having a deep connection to someone or to something, to be tied together in a relationship with another.
Scripture Reading: John 15:1-16
Big Idea: Today we want to explore six areas that I believe will help us to understand why God wants to have a personal relationship with us.
Body / Outline:
I Abiding in the Father v1
II Abiding in Jesus v1
III Abiding as a branch v2, 5, 6
IV Abiding in togetherness v4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
V Abiding in Fruitfulness v4, 5, 8
VI Abiding discipleship v 16
Big picture: Roots = Old Testament
Vine = New Testament
Branches = you / church
Purpose: we abide so we can bear fruit; we plant so we can receive a harvest
Discipleship Teaching Principle: The disciple must abide in Christ if one hopes to see the fruit of Christ in one’s life. To abide you must give your life to Christ so that He may personally graft you into Himself.
Abiding in close personal relationship with Christ Jesus.