Abiding In Christ Jesus.
By Pastor Nick Bibile

 Joh 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Part one

Christ is comparing himself to the true vine. This metaphor is found in the Old Testament. Two classes of branches, true and the false. Purging the flesh with trials, repentance and growth.

Part two

We were vessels of unclean, the power of the word that can make and unclean vessel to a beautiful clean vessel. The same God who said in creation, brought light and knowledge into our hearts in regeneration, delight to bring good works.

Part three

You do not hear Moslems say they are in Mohammed or the Buddhists say they are in Buddha. The meaning of ‘in’ Christ and bearing fruits. Without God we cannot do nothing, the power of God. Many Christians limit the power of God when it comes to salvation by using scripture like 2 Pet 3:9 not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance

Part four

Why did God create the earth and us and for what purpose? How can God be glorified? People that do not bear fruits are thrown into the fire.

Part five

Why is that there are so many Christians who look cold not friendly, they have moods? Why is it then true Christian saints were able to go through severe persecution with joy? How can a person have a genuine joy in the Lord?

Part six

The importance and the meaning of this commandment, Christ’s love to the believer. The difference of the unbelievers love.  The reason for this commandment. Some of the ingredients of loving your brother.