How To Abide in LOVE

“As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Now abide in my love.” John 15:9 So Jesus commands us to abide in His love. And as I reflect on that concept of abiding in His love, I wonder how one can abide in love. As we’ve learned before, abiding means three things: “1. to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me. have one’s abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village. continue in a particular condition, attitude, more »

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Ruth’s husband was dead. Not only that, but her brother-in-law had also recently died. Her father in law died before she could meet him, ten years prior to her husband’s death. Full of grief, her new family was now a heartbroken family. The three widows clung to each other, tears streaming down their faces. When she had married her husband, Ruth had left her family. It would be easy for her to return to them now that he was dead, more »

In His Footsteps --

“Greater love has no one than this: that he lay down his life for his friends.” -John 15:13 Thursday evening came, and the disciples and Jesus gathered in the upper room of a small house in Jerusalem so they could observe the Passover. Jesus “knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father-“ in other words, Jesus knew he was about to die (John 13:1). He probably looked around His group of disciples, his more »

Abiding in love

“Wove, twoo wove!” One of my favorite scenes of The Princess Bride is when Princess Buttercup and Humperdinck have their very-rushed wedding. The Princess Bride doesn’t relate to what we’re talking about today, but I couldn’t begin a post about love without referencing this quote ;) Anywho…. This month in our Abide study we’re going to be focusing on how we can abide in Jesus’s love and how we can love others as well. I thought it would be fitting to talk about love more »

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The following is a guest post by Michaela At the beginning of the year, Kara explained the meaning of “abiding” and what it mean to abide in Christ. I’ll be honest and admit that when she asked me to write a guest blog on the subject of abiding, I was kind of clueless on what that word really meant. I had a general idea, but I really didn’t know the full extent of the definition. So I googled it (because more »