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Jan 15

Daniel Fast Devotion - Day 14

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 10:42 PM by Shiloh Baptist Church

Remnant Remaining (Abiding)
Friday, January 17, 2020
Day 14

Read: John 15:1-11


Key Verses: 

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me,” John 15:4 (NKJV)

Key Reflection: 
v. 4 Jesus is the true vine, in which the life of believers, as abiding branches, is hid. Abiding in Him, the believer is able to walk in purity of life, with Christ sharing in all the interests of our lives, taking all burdens to Him, and drawing all wisdom and strength from Him. It is only the abiding life that bears fruit to the glory of the Father, (Brooks, 2001, p. 235).

Thought: 
“One year the peaches were especially abundant. The fruit was big and juicy, and it was one of the best crops in memory. While harvesting the crop, a picker noticed a limb that had fallen from a tree. Its fruit was rotten and shriveled. Because the limb was detached from the tree, it was no longer producing the good fruit that it should. The same is true of us as Christians when we cease to abide in Christ—we cease to produce good fruit,” (Green, 2000, p. 15).

Prayer: 
Father, as we go through this faith journey, we are on, help us to abide in Your Son and Him in us so that we will not be sidetracked and will remain good fruit. Give us yearning for Your Word and thirsting for Your knowledge and understanding; so that we will increase Your Kingdom for Your glory. 

Questions:
Why is it important to be deliberate about our intention to be close to Jesus Christ?

What is the ultimate purpose for bearing fruit (John 15:8)?

What does 15:10 say is needed to remain in Christ’s love? 

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