What Does It Mean to “Abide in the Vine”?

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On today’s broadcast, Dr. Brown delves into two of the most foundational passages in the Scriptures, Philippians 3 and John 15, focusing on developing an intimate, fruit-bearing relationship with the Lord Jesus.


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  1. I really needed to hear this today. Thank you so much for the encouragement. God is good!

    Continue to make a difference, one life at a time! 🙂

    (Really excited about the new book, by the way)

  2. Although we differ on some things when it comes to doctrine..we do agree on a lot of points.You still are my favorite apologist.

    God bless you Dr. Brown.

  3. A word comes to mind, “preparation”. Thank God for His enduring love and mercy that helps us. Obviously, abiding in Christ means that we are abiding in a place where sin does not exist. Sin does not exist in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. But we know that we are sinners because of our flesh. We are imperfect. Thank God for sending His Son to be a sacrifice for us. Now, His blood cleanses us from all sin as we abide in the vine. He is our High Priest making intercession for us before God in heaven. God is very compassionate towards us and His great love is drawing me closer to Him. He is a great Judge and King which shows us how awesome His love really is. In His love, He made a way for sinners. I think that we should remember that as God’s people and as those who abide in the vine, we must be prepared for God to use us. I see that we really do want to glorify God, and I believe that God does want to use us as vessels to glorify Jesus. This means that we must be vessels that God is able to use. I have tried so hard to glorify God on my own, but I think that God is telling me that my efforts are very weak in comparison to the work that He can do in me. 2 Timothy 2:21 “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.”

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