Abiding in Christ

May 26, 2019 Preacher: B.J. Walters Series: Guest Preaching

Topic: John Passage: John 15:1–17

Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 5/26/2019
John 15:1-17

Sermon Theme – True disciples of Jesus abide in Jesus, which means a permanent, obedient, Word-and-prayer-centered, joy-filled, fruit-bearing union with Jesus Christ - all because He first loved us and gave Himself for us.

I. Abide in the Vine - (John 15:1-8)
   A. The Reality of the Vine (15:1)
   B. The Role of the Vinedresser (15:2)
       1. Plucking Away Fruitless Branches
       2. Pruning Fruitful Branches
   C. The Description of Abiding (15:3-8)
       1. Relationship to the Word and Prayer
       2. Result of Abiding in the Vine

II. Abide in Christ's Love - (John 15:9-17)
    A. The Root is God's Love for Us (15:9)
    B. The Result is Our Obedience to God (15:10-17)
       1. Obedience That Leads to Joy
       2. Obedience That Is Summarized by Love
       3. Obedience That Perseveres to the End


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