Remain in me – Week 1: Words With Friends
In grace, God has brought us into his family through faith in Christ. Nothing is more important than to remain in Christ through life and in death.
Scriptures: First Lesson: Acts 16:11-15; Second Lesson: 1 John 3:18-24; Gospel Lesson: John 15:1-8
Sermon Text: John 15:1-8
My Next Steps
Thought to Ponder: Living branches stay alive because they’re attached to Jesus Christ through faith. Can you see why it’s so vitally important not to detach yourself from going to church or Bible study to hear God’s Word in order to do other things that seem more urgent?
Treasure to Share: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
Action to Take: How has God been pruning you so that you might bear more fruit—in your relationships with others who are perhaps hard to get along with or in your attitudes towards circumstances that you can’t change? Read Galatians 5:22-26 and ask God to help nurture the “fruit of the Spirit” in your life to his glory.