August 05, 2018 PM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1858
#13 in series
THE UPPER ROOM: ABIDE AND ABOUND
Where's the Evidence?
Last week, we discussed that the Christian life is the life of Christ reproduced in the life of the believer by the power of the Holy Spirit in obedient response and submission to the Word of God. We talked about what abiding is and what it is not, and we determined that our power to live the Christian life is determined by our position of abiding in Christ. It’s the key to fruitfulness, answered prayer, growth, spiritual health, cleansing, and influence.
For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/bookstore/products/the-upper-room-sitting-at-the-feet-of-jesus-series/596/.
I. THE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
The abiding life is personal:
The abiding life is practical:
“O blessed Paraclete, assert Thine inward sway. My body make the temple meet, for Thy perpetual stay. Too long this house of Thine, by alien loves possessed, Has shut from Thee its inner shrine, kept Thee a slighted guest. Now rend, O Spirit blest, the veil of my poor heart. Enter Thy long-forbidden rest, and nevermore depart. For all unholy guests must flee, if Thou in me abide.” Oh, to be filled with Thee! I ask not ought beside. - A.J. Gordon
II. THE EVIDENCE OF FRUIT