Pastor Casey continues to address the different angles from which we approach our relationships and conflicts. This week we look at our attitudes. We can hear what we think someone is saying when our internal attitude is “off”, instead of what they really said. Our internal world, the soul, is where we need discipline. Jesus trained his disciples for three years so they would be ready for the history-making ministry they were about to embark on.
Let us consider training ourselves. Listen along as Pastor Casey encourages us to be a product of who God says we are.
Scripture references: 1 John 4:1, Proverbs 4:23, 2 Corinthians 10:5
Jesus says that the Christians must learn to abide in him in order to bear spiritual fruit. Abiding has a deep meaning of being unified, being at rest, and being connected. The word carries the ideas of visiting and encountering, but it is so much different than visit and so much deeper than encounter.
Even though abide brings a connection to resting, Jesus also says that abiding makes you a branch of the vine (Jesus) and that when you abide God the Father will prune you. Resting in Jesus naturally produces an opportunity to change.
Listen in as Cortney shares deep insights into this idea of abiding and how it relates to Christian growth and relationship with others.
Rod continues a study of Ephesians. God the Father gives us his blessings through His son, Jesus. When Jesus comes into your life, he gives you his power and authority to replicate himself in your own life. When we are united with Jesus we receive an inheritance from God. The Spirit of Jesus lives in you to make a difference through you.