John 15:7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you…
These words of Jesus were the subject of the weekend services in our church (CrossPoint Church) over the past weekend. I promised a blog entry with some resources and further instruction on “how to” remain in Jesus and have His words remain in you. Well, here you go.
Below the video are several clickable resources that either link you to different resource sites, or connect to downloadable resources. Many blessings!
Remain from Andy Addis on Vimeo.
Matthew 13:45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
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One Reply to “The Spiritual Discipline of REMAINing”
It is amazing to me how the Holy Spirit works. I was driving around town the other day minding my own business and God brought the two words “maintenence vs. appearance” to mind. I began to think how applicable this was to our Christian lives. We become so consumed with the idea of how we will appear to other Christians and the world, that we fail to maintain our daily relationship with Him. After all maintence isn’t sexy. Changing the oil in your car on a regular basis is dirty and no one knows whether or not you’ve done it until you are stranded on the side of the road because you got busy and “didn’t have time” to change it. However, spending the same amount of time washing your vehicle will turn heads, but will do little for the car in the long run. In spiritual terms it is like attending church on Sunday because they take attendance in Sunday School and you don’t want to get a phone call asking why you weren’t there, then avoiding God the rest of the week. No one will know that you’ve avoided God until the wheels come off your life and you’re forced to the side of the road and left to think about how much it is going to cost to get back to where you were and how it all could have been avoided with some simple daily spiritual maintence. When I read your blog about “remaining” and not letting the good get in the way of the better, I thought how cool it was that the Holy Spirit is telling us the same thing even though we are in different cities and rarely talk to each other. You’ve confirmed for me that I’m on the right track. Thanks.
Maintaining in Him-