Friday, June 27, 2014

Abiding in Christ

"Abide in him." This is a command from God to all of us who believe in Jesus. But what does that mean?

I asked myself that question this week as I repaired decks, cleaned the house, trained children, talked to pastors, counseled, studied the Word, met with saints for prayer, went on a date with my wife, brushed my teeth, and went to bed. What does abiding in Christ have to do with all these things?

When the Son of God came in the flesh, he bridged the gap between mankind and God. He united in himself God and man, effecting a relationship that had never before been possible. Man could now dwell in God, and God's Spirit could pervade man. A mutual abiding goes on in the living relationship between God and his people. This abiding is the antidote to antichrists. It is the core of all Christian living. Come join us this Lord's Day to learn to abide in Christ.

Songs
Praise the Savior (17)
Psalm 42 (Genevan Psalter)
How Glorious Zion's Courts Appear (631)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Numbers 28:16-31; Psalm 20
New Testament: John 11:1-27

Sermon
Anointed Ones Overcome Antichrists by Abiding in Christ - 1 John 2:18-27

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