How to Abide in Christ (Part 1)

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Many believers will ask about how to abide in Christ. What branch do you know that struggles about whether it will remain in the vine or not? Neither are we to struggle to abide in Christ. All of our struggle to abide is proof that we are not abiding but rather we are trusting in ourselves. There is no work to hang onto Jesus because Jesus is hanging on to us. We have misinterpreted our responsibility to mean that we must work, struggle, and fret to abide.

John 15:4-5 – Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.