In episode 199, we began a discussion on aggressively abiding in Christ. According to Jesus, abiding isn’t an addition to the Christian life, it is the essence of it!
Yet there is a promise amidst the abiding life that is of pruning. Though we tend to shy away from difficulty, trials, hardships, pain, and problems—the reality is, God want to use those as opportunities to prune and sanctify your life. If we are every going to be come more Christ-like, it demands that God removes anything that does not look like Jesus.
In this episode, we continue our conversation on abiding in Christ as we discuss the promise and provision of God’s pruning in our lives.
Rather than dread the difficulties, we should rejoice and celebrate the opportunity they bring to bear more fruit of the vine!
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Show Notes / Additional Resources
- Listen to the start of the discussion on aggressively abiding in Christ in episode 199
- Musings on Abiding in Christ
- The Secret to Bearing Much Fruit as a Christian (podcast episode 114)
- How to Discover Divine Guidance (with T. Austin-Sparks)
- The Glory of Abiding in Christ (with Andrew Murray)
- You are the Branches (with Andrew Murray)
- That Your Joy May Be Full (with Andrew Murray)
- Abiding Fruit (with Andrew Murray)
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