Jesus is Enough - Part 8: Abide

May 19, 2024
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On Sunday, May 26th, we will be having one service at each campus at 10am for Memorial Day. After the service we will have a family party outside with food, bounce houses, and other fun activities. OneLife will provide hot dogs and drinks. We are asking everyone else to bring either a side or a dessert. This is going to be a ton of fun so don’t miss it!

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BOTTOM LINE: Jesus is enough. Period.

John 15:1-2 NLT

1 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.

1. God wants me to have a purpose.

John 15:3-4 NLT

3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

2. I must learn to abide.

ABIDE: To "dwell," "remain," "be present," and to "be held and kept." Abiding addresses our posture and place. Where are we in proximity to Christ?

John 15:5 NLT
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

3. Apart from Jesus I can do nothing.

John 15:9-12 NL
9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.

4. The love of Jesus is my fuel.

John 15:13-17 NLT

13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. 16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

5. Jesus chose me to be his friend.

John 17:20 NLT

20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.

Share an everyday example from your own life when enough just wasn't enough. Maybe it was paying off debt, but then that wasn't enough and you wanted to save. Maybe it was getting that newer car, but then you started wanting the car with more features. Maybe it was something more serious. Share a few examples to get the conversation started.

Read John 15:1-2.
How would you describe this illustration of Jesus being the true vine. What does it reveal to us about what God ultimately wants to come out of our lives? (Hint - think back to Point 1 from the sermon today).

Read John 15:3-4.
Jesus says to remain in him - to "abide". What does it mean to abide in Jesus? Why is this so important?
Read John 15:5.
If you're honest, in what ways do you cut yourself off from Jesus? What is the result of being "separated from the vine."

Read John 15:9-12.
How have you experienced the love of God as your fuel? How have you personally received it (based on what that passage says)? What does Jesus command you to do with it after you've received it? Why is this such a critical part of our mission that Jesus calls us to?

Read John 15:13-16.
Have you ever viewed Jesus as a friend? Have you ever considered that he calls you his friend? How does that change the way you approach him - or how you "abide" in him? Does it break down a wall?
What is God speaking to you from today's message? How can you better abide in Jesus? How will you put that into practice this week?

What do you hope Jesus does through you as a result of truly abiding in him?

Who will you share the love of Jesus with where you live, work & play?

Take a moment and have a guided prayer time with your Micro Church. Have everyone remember the prayer that Jesus prayed in John 17 that we read this morning. He prayed specifically for you! Thank Jesus for caring for you that much. Thank him for his power and worthiness to abide in! Confess where you don't abide. Ask him to help you not cut yourself off from the vine. Ask him to let his love flow through you to everyone around you!

Be sure to fill out the online Connection Card to let us know next steps, prayer requests, or other information you'd like to share, click here.

Share spiritual/missional conversations you've had where you live, work, and play:
  - Who did you have a conversation with that took a spiritual/missional turn this week?
  - What questions did you ask to discover where God is at work in their life, even if they are not aware?
  - How were you able to share your story of life change or how you have experienced Jesus?
  - How can you be intentional this week with people where you live, work, and play to have spiritual/missional conversations if the opportunity arises?
  - Who in your life do you think could be disciple-able or open to spiritual/missional conversations?


  - Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?/giveback/giveback
  - Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?


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