Abiding In Christ Jesus.
By Pastor Nick Bibile
Joh 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is
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.
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
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
should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name,
he may give it you.
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
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.
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
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.
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?
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.