• To abide means to (use any good dictionary).



  • How do we get in Christ? (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 1 Corinthians 1:30)



  • Who gets in Christ? (Ephesians 2:8-10) (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Ephesians 1:22-23)



  • What is our spiritual experience in Christ? (Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:11-12)



  • What is our spiritual position in Christ? (Ephesians 1:20, 2:4-6)



  • Spiritually what benefits are ours in Christ? (Ephesians 2:13, Ephesians 1:3-13, 1 Corinthians 1:30, John 16:33, John 15:7, Colossians 2:10)



  • What outwardly characterizes those in Christ? (2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 John 2:6, 1 John 3:6)



  • Consider John 15:1-6. Why are we, throughout the scriptures, admonished to stay in Christ?



  • Consider John 14:20. How is our relationship to Christ, like his to the Father? (John 17:20-23)


Memory Work: John 15:5-8: I am the vine, you are the branches: He who  abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me, he is cast out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be my disciples.