I’m really looking forward to sharing tomorrow’s sermon on growth in Christ. Earlier this week, as I prayed about what God desires for us, I found myself with my eyes closed, seeing the faces of my church family and friends. I began to think about the different heartaches and pains that people are going through or have gone through, the different and very REAL challenges we all have right now and individually in our roles as parents, husbands, wives, sons and daughters, friends, employees and so on. Most of us have some area in our life that needs to change, an area with room for GROWTH. I’m convinced that all of the growth we need, the true change that we desire, is found in/begins in/is carried along in an abiding — hour by hour trusting and obeying — relationship with Jesus Christ. And I don’t mean things that we think of as “religious”—that thinking is part of the problem. We have put different aspects of our life into categories that God never intended us to. Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life, not a part of our life or just a helping hand when we need him. He is THE LIFE. God is the author of all of life. Our union with Christ brings us into fellowship with Christ. The closer we get to Jesus, the more we ABIDE in Him, the more are like him, the more full (John 10:10) our life becomes.
Tomorrow we’ll look at John 15:1-8 and discuss 3 ways to ABIDE. If you can, join in person or online, for worship and the Word, Grace Bible Fellowship – Gunter TX 10:45am.

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