John 15:1-11
The State of My Union

The call to abide in Jesus is call to examine the state of my union with Christ. Am I truly connected to Jesus or simply close to Him? Am I living for Jesus or living with Jesus? One reason Jesus commands me to abide in Him is because my natural instinct is to abandon (live independent of) Him. But Jesus doesn’t ask me to do anything for Him. Instead, He wants to do something with me.