Abiding in Him

I want to learn more Scripture, to "hide it in my heart". I hope to learn John 15 (Vine and Branches) verse by verse. Each week I will add another verse, building the thoughts and teachings of this wonderful chapter.

Each Wednesday, I will "recite" what we have learned on my blog post. If you wish to join me in this challenge of learning this chapter verse by verse, you can either email your "recitation" or post it as a comment.

Memorizing anything takes persistance. Read the verse everyday. Think about it. Write it down. Post it on a card, in a place that you look at often (the frig, bathroom mirror, etc.)Review previous verses often.

(Let me know if you are using something besides the King James Version.)

Reciting John 15:1-3 (without looking)
1. I am the true vine and my Father is the husbandman.
2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away;
every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3. Now ye are clean through the word which I spoke unto you.

(correction: 2 mistakes... "have spoken"
If you see anymore, let me know. I'm bound to miss some errors.)

John 15:4
"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."

Abiding in Him- to rest, to live, to feel comfortable. Are you comfortable in the ways of the Lord? Do you enjoy being around other believers and studying God's Word? Is it a way of life with you?

He abiding in us - We know that the Holy Spirit is in us. Do we live as though we know it? Is the Lord comfortable in your life? Are there things you would change if He came to your house or hung out with you and your friends? Is your language honoring to Him? Could He sit beside you and watch TV with you?

We can't "bear fruit" unless we abide in Him. We can't show love, peace, joy, patience, etc., by ourselves. It is His life in us that produces those traits. A branch on its own will whither away. Is His life flowing through you?

Dear Lord, help us to learn this truth. May we realize that we can do nothing worthwhile without You. You are our life. You are our strength. Teach us to abide in You. In Jesus' Name, Amen

1 comment:

Slowly Dying.. said...

I appreciate you sharing this with us and the line by line study as well. It really helps. I love you "Mommy" Vonnie.



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