I am the true vine, and my Father is thevinedresser. Every branch in me that does notbear fruit he takes away, and every branchthat does bear fruit he prunes, that it maybear more fruit. Already you are cleanbecause of the word that I have spoken toyou. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branchcannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides inthe vine, neither can you, unless you abide inme. I am the vine; you are the branches.
Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it isthat bears much fruit, for apart from me youcan do nothing. If anyone does not abide inme he is thrown away like a branch andwithers; and the branches are gathered,thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abidein me, and my words abide in you, askwhatever you wish, and it will be done foryou. John 15:1-7 (ESV)
“GROWS ON YOU”• CONNECTION TO HIM• ABIDING IN HIM
“GROWS ON YOU”• CONNECTION TO HIM• ABIDING IN HIM• ABIDING TAKES FAITH
“GROWS ON YOU”• CONNECTION TO HIM• ABIDING IN HIM• ABIDING TAKES FAITH• WE ABIDE IN HIM; HIS WORDS ABIDE IN US
John 15:7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you,ask whatever you wish, and it will be done foryou.
What causes quarrels and what causes fightsamong you? Is it not this, that your passionsare at war within you? You desire and do nothave, so you murder. You covet and cannotobtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do nothave, because you do not ask. You ask and donot receive, because you ask wrongly, tospend it on your passions. James 4:1-3 (ESV)
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee,came up to him and said to him, "Teacher, wewant you to do for us whatever we ask ofyou.“ And he said to them, "What do you wantme to do for you?“ And they said to him,"Grant us to sit, one at your right hand andone at your left, in your glory.“ Jesus said tothem, "You do not know what you are asking.Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or tobe baptized with the baptism with which I ambaptized?"
And they said to him, "We are able." AndJesus said to them, "The cup that I drink youwill drink, and with the baptism with which Iam baptized, you will be baptized, but to sit atmy right hand or at my left is not mine togrant, but it is for those for whom it has beenprepared.“ And when the ten heard it, theybegan to be indignant at James and John. AndJesus called them to him and said to them,"You know that those who are consideredrulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, andtheir great ones exercise authority over them.
But it shall not be so among you. But whoeverwould be great among you must be yourservant, and whoever would be first amongyou must be slave of all. For even the Son ofMan came not to be served but to serve, andto give his life as a ransom for many.“ Mark 10:35-45 (ESV)
And we have seen and testify that the Fatherhas sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son ofGod, God abides in him, and he in God. So wehave come to know and to believe the lovethat God has for us. God is love, and whoeverabides in love abides in God, and God abidesin him. 1 John 4:14-16 (ESV)
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will giveyou the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (ESV)