First Baptist Church Statesboro
Red Letter Invitations: Abide in Me
August 15, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
John 15:1-13

Red Letter Invitations: Abide in Me

August 15, 2021 / John 15:1-13

Red Letter Invitations: Abide in Me

John 15:1-13

Living for yourself is too notoriously small an aim for any human soul.

—Klaus Bockmuehl

Main Thing to Know:

The key to living is to live

“abide” =

Abiding in Christ is a:

• Fixed • Growing • Daily

1. Am I ? (v. 7)

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:16)

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss . . . (James 4:3)

Prayers that God does not answer:

prayers
prayers
prayers
prayers

A prayer that God always answers:

(Exodus 33:18)

2. Am I ? (v. 10)

He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:4)

As you have lived, so have you believed.

—Søren Kierkegaard

He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:4)

3. Am I ? (v. 11)

True joy, as it turns out, comes only to those who have devoted their lives to something greater than personal happiness.

—John Ortberg, The Life You’ve Always Wanted

4. Am I ? (v. 12-13)

By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:35)

How do we love like Jesus?

The key to living is to live

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