Jan 7, 2017
The third week of Advent we are celebrating the "joy" Jesus tells us about in John 15:4-11. Jesus gives His first disciples then and us now the imperative to abide. We are to remain in and with Jesus; which entails abiding with Jesus' Word, and by abiding in obedience to His commandments and by remaining in His love. All of which serve to give evidence that we are indeed remaining or abiding in Christ Himself. As a result we are promised fruitful prayer (if we're living in line with Jesus our prayers will be too) as well as ultimately the very "peace" of Christ will be ours; as a result of our abiding love and obedience to Christ.