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Postby dadman » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:52 pm

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Image .....John 15

Imagine choosing to live each day of your life in utter poverty, with no money and no contact with friends and relatives—and all the while,
loved ones and an enormous inheritance with your name on it are available to you.
As amazing as that sounds, many Christians find themselves in precisely that situation—living in an unnecessary state of self-imposed spiritual poverty.
Christ passed along a rich legacy of promises to believers, and used the metaphor of a grape vine and its branches to illustrate His tender, sustaining, capacious spiritual provision.
Yet often we struggle through life’s challenges and painful trials as if the spiritual resources flowing to us from Christ don’t even exist.
Are you failing to tap into the life-sustaining riches Christ offers and provides? Worse yet, could you be among those Christ warned about—those who think they’re under His care when they really aren’t?
John MacArthur’s comforting and convicting study Abiding in Christ provides rich, vivid insight into Jesus’ last words to His disciples before Calvary—vital truth for you today.
Make sure you understand both the cost and the benefits of being connected to Christ.

041501 The Vine and the Branches .. Recorded Sep 12 1971 Image Image2015

The benefits of abiding in Christ .. 2015Imagepart 1Image 2 Image 3

041502 Abiding in the Vine .. Part 1 of 2 .. Recorded Sep 19 1971 Image

041503 Abiding in the Vine .. Part 2 of 2 .. Recorded Sep 26 1971 Image

041504 If You Abide in Me .. Recorded Apr 06 1975 Image

15:01 .. I am the true vine .. and my father is the vinedresser
15:02 .. every branch in me that does not bear fruit .. he takes away .. and every branch that bears fruit ..
......... he prunes it so that it may bear more fruit
15:03 .. you are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you
15:04 .. abide in me .. and I in you .. as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine .. so neither can you unless you abide in me
15:05 .. I am the vine .. you are the branches .. he who abides in me and I in him .. he bears much fruit .. for apart from me you can do nothing
15:06 .. If anyone does not abide in me .. he is thrown away as a branch and dries up .. and they gather them ..
......... and cast them into the fire and they are burned
15:07 .. If you abide in me .. and my words abide in you .. ask whatever you wish .. and it will be done for you
15:08 .. my father is glorified by this .. that you bear much fruit .. and so prove to be my disciples
15:09 .. just as the father has loved me .. I have also loved you .. abide in my love
15:10 .. If you keep my commandments .. you will abide in my love .. just as I have kept my father’s commandments and abide in his love
15:11 .. these things I have spoken to you so that my joy may be in you .. and that your joy may be made full

.................. disciples’ relation to each other

041505 The Friends of Jesus .. Recorded Oct 03 1971 Image

Slaves and friends of Jesus .. 2015Imagepart 1Image 2

15:12 .. this is my commandment .. that you love one another .. just as I have loved you
15:13 .. greater love has no one than this .. that one lay down his life for his friends
15:14 .. you are my friends if you do what I command you
15:15 .. no longer do I call you slaves .. for the slave does not know what his master is doing .. but I have called you friends ..
......... for all things that I have heard from my father I have made known to you
15:16 .. you did not choose me but I chose you .. and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit .. and that your fruit would remain ..
.........so that whatever you ask of the father in my name he may give to you

041506a Hated Without a Cause .. Part 1 of 2 .. Recorded Oct 10 1971 Image

041506b Why the World hates Christians .. Part 1 of 2 .. Recorded Oct 4 2015 Image Image

15:17 .. this I command you .. that you love one another

.................. disciples’ relation to the world

15:18 .. If the world hates you .. you know that it has hated me before it hated you
15:19 .. If you were of the world .. the world would love its own .. but because you are not of the world .. but I chose you out of the world ..
......... because of this the world hates you

041507a Hated Without a Cause .. Part 2 of 2 .. Recorded Oct 10 1971 Image

041507b Why the World hates Christians .. Part 2 of 2 .. Recorded Oct 11 2015 Image Image

15:20 .. remember the word that I said to you . . . a slave is not greater than his master .. If they persecuted me .. they will also persecute you ..
......... if they kept my word .. they will keep yours also
15:21 .. but all these things they will do to you for my name’s sake .. because they do not know the one who sent me
15:22 .. If I had not come and spoken to them .. they would not have sin .. but now they have no excuse for their sin
15:23 .. he who hates me hates my father also
15:24 .. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did .. they would not have sin ..
......... but now they have both seen and hated me and my father as well
15:25 .. but they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law . . . they hated me without a cause



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