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Introduction

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Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise
man glory in his wisdom, let not the
mighty man glory in his might, nor let
the rich man glory in his riches; 24but
let him who glories glory in this, that
he understands and knows Me,” says
the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24
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That which we have seen and heard
we declare to you, that you also may
have fellowship (koinonia) with us; and
truly our fellowship (koinonia) is with
the Father and with His Son Jesus
Introduction

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,


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and the love of God, and the


communion (koinonia) of the Holy
Spirit be with you all. Amen. 2
Corinthians 13:14
GLOR
A. The LordY. reveals that
knowing Him is your life’s
UNDERSTAND
greatest _______
HIM.
B. The Lord reveals that He
KNOW
wants us
HIM.
to _____________ ____
Process #1

The Abiding Process #1:


To abide, you must meet Christ’s
requirements
REQUIREMEN
TS
The Three Abiding _______________
Process #1

A. Abiding won’t work if you are


DARKNE
living in __________ SS.
6
If we say that we have fellowship with
Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and
do not practice the truth.
1 John 1:6
Process #1

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This is the message which we have
heard from Him
and declare to you, that God is light
and in Him is no darkness at all. 6If we
say that we have fellowship with Him,
and walk in darkness, we lie and do
not practice the truth. 9If we confess
our sins, He is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:5-
6, 9
Process #1

B. Abiding won’t work if youPERSO


hate
another ________ N.
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He who says he is in the light, and
hates his brother, is in darkness until
now. 10He who loves his brother abides
in the light, and there is no cause for
stumbling in him. 11But he who hates
his brother is in darkness and walks in
darkness, and does not know where he
is going, because the darkness has
blinded his eyes.
1 John 2:9-11
Process #1

C.Abiding won’t work if you don’t


COMMANDME
keep
HisNTS.
_________________
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“If you keep My commandments, you
will abide in My love, just as I have
kept My Father’s commandments and
abide in His love.” John 15:10
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Now he who keeps His
commandments abides in Him, and He
in him. 1 John 3:24a
Process #2

The Abiding Process #2:


Abide with God through the
DisciplinesDISCIPLI
NES ____________
The Five Spiritual
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“And you will seek Me and find Me,
when you search for Me with all your
heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
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As the deer pants for the water
brooks, so pants my soul for You, O
God. 2My soul thirsts for God, for the
living God. Psalm 42:1-2a
Process #2

A. Build the lifelong habit of


regular morning
DEVOTIO
___________
NS.
1. Select your most comfortable
devotional place.
2. Set your alarm for an early
morning hour.
3. Setup your preferred daily
devotional schedule.
Process #2

B. Read and meditate in the ______


BIBLE.
1. Read the Bible for wisdom and
relationship.
2. Read the Bible by setting up an
annual plan.
3. Read the Bible more if you are
receiving less.
Process #2

C.Experience victory through your


Notebook
PRAYER.
of _________
1. Practice praying with a daily
prayer calendar.
2. Prepare a three-ring binder of
your numbered requests.
3. Periodically review the prayers
that are answered.
Process #2

D. Cultivate meaningfulWORSHI
praise and
_________ P.
1. Worship the Lord through
music.
2. Worship the Lord through
humility of posture.
3. Worship the Lord through the
Daily Ten.
Process #2

E. Interact with God in your Life


JOURNAL
__________ .
1. Write a personal prayer-note to
God daily.
2. Write a spiritual journal not a
factual diary.
3. Write your prayers,
confessions, problems, and
dreams.
Process #3

The Abiding Process #3:


Abide with God more and more
throughout your life.
SEASONS
The Three Fruit-Bearing _________
Process #3

DISCIPLI
Fruit-Bearing Season #1: God’s
___________ NE
1. You aren’t too concerned about
your sin.
2. You don’t give much thought to
serving God.
3. You find devotions boring
almost impossible.
Process #3

Fruit-Bearing Season #2:PRUNING


God’s
_________
1. You have cleaned up some of
your sin.
2. You serve God some and
receive fulfillment.
3. You enjoy devotions 2-3 weekly
and pray more.
Process #3

Fruit-Bearing Season #3: ABIDING


You’re
________
1. You are very committed to
living like Christ.
2. You serve God with all your
heart.
3. You have discovered Jesus to
be Lord and best friend.
The Abiding Precept

God invites all believers to


develop a vibrant, intimate
relationship that glorifies God
by bearing much fruit.
Conclusion

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Then I, John, saw the holy city, New
Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven
from God, prepared as a bride adorned
for her husband. 3And I heard a loud
voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the
tabernacle of God is with men, and He
will dwell with them, and they shall be
His people. God Himself will be with
them and be their God.” Revelation
21:2-3
Ius to glorify Him, 
  n commanding 

God is inviting us to 
enjoy Him.
C. S. Lewis
O        ur love for God 
is tested by the question of whether 
we seek Him or His gifts.
Ralph Washington Sockman