Study 5: Being in the Vine

I am the vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes itso that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and IContinue reading “Study 5: Being in the Vine”

Study 4: Cultivating Conviction

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity (sinful fear lacking conviction), but of power and love and discipline. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God… for this reasonContinue reading “Study 4: Cultivating Conviction”

Study 3: Life in the Church

You have an indispensable role in the church: to use your spiritual gifts and pursuit of godliness for the growth and benefit of the body. “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called. He gave some as… pastors andContinue reading “Study 3: Life in the Church”

Study 2: Introduction to Discipleship

Consider how to stir one another up to greater love and good deeds in the assembly. Why? For the Day is drawing near. “Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.” Philippians 3:17 “We proclaim Christ, warning every man and teaching every manwith all wisdom, soContinue reading “Study 2: Introduction to Discipleship”

Study 1: Foundational Convictions

Never imagine that our relationships can ever be more important than genuine spiritual influence in each other’s lives. Though we may enjoy the good interactions of everyday life, we should be evaluating everything according to the Word and the illumination of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14-16). The purpose of this series is to drive homeContinue reading “Study 1: Foundational Convictions”