Message Scripture: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:9-11)
I came across this as I was reading one of my favorite mobile apps that delivers a daily Bible verse. I quickly realized that while these verses weren’t part of our current series…this was going to be a bonus message to get us from having 169 total messages to the 170 message mark. That’s right fans, friends and followers of Christlike Ministries NWA I have now written 170 Bible based messages…and just so you know…yes…that this is just the beginning. There will be many more messages to come…but this one is a bonus message to complete the Why Read The Bible series…and it’s simply titled: It’s How We Abide In Christ”.
Before this series we had the opportunity to have Evangelist Josh Radford visit us, and preach an awesome message about “Abiding in Christ” at the church where I am fed and a part of New Life Christian Center in Centerton, Arkansas. Here…below is a link to this message…a bonus message inside of the bonus message.
Listen. The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us right? If that’s the case then the most obvious answer & purpose for reading the Bible is because it’s how we abide in Christ…because He is the Word made flesh…and whenever we make studying the Word of God a continual & consistent part of our lives…that means we’re spending time daily abiding in and with Christ.
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.” (1 Corinthians 16:23-24)
Blessing & Grace to you
Bryan J. Kizer