Luke 9:62: And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
The New Testament asserts that believers should seek to abide in Christ. A close and personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is communicated in obedience to the Word of God and is crucial to productive servanthood.
The Servants of the Lord are encouraged by Jesus Christ to abide in Him.
Also see: Mt 24:10–13; Lk 9:62; Jn 6:67
The New Testament advises believers to abide in Jesus Christ
Also See: Ga 4:9; Ga 5:5–6; Col 3:1–3; Heb 12:1–3
Holding onto the teachings in the Bible is a part of abiding in the Lord
1 Jn 2:24
Also See: Jn 8:31; 2 Th 2:15; 2 Ti 3:14;
Obedience is needed when abiding in Jesus Christ
Also see: Mt 7:24–25; Jn 14:23; Jas 1:25; 1 Jn 3:24
Abiding in Jesus requires living for Him
1 Jn 2:6
Believers need the anointing of the Holy Spirit to abide in Jesus.
1 Jn 2:27
Also see: Jn 14:17; Jn 14:23; Ro 8:9; 1 Jn 3:24
Jesus Christ Himself lives in believers
Also see: Jn 17:23; Col 1:27; 1 Jn 3:24; Re 3:20
By the Power of the Spirit of God
Jn 14:17; Ro 8:9–10; 1 Co 3:16; 1 Jn 2:27
By the Faith of God
Eph 3:17–19; Ga 2:20
The Benefits of Abiding in Jesus Christ the Vine
Also see: Ga 5:22–23
Prayers are answered
Jn 15:7; Jn 15:16
Freedom from sins that so easily beset us
1 Jn 3:6–9
A true relationship with God
Jn 14:23; 2 Jn 9
Confidence when we stand in front of the Lord
1 Jn 2:28
There are warnings for those that do not abide in Jesus Christ
Mt 24:12–13; Jn 15:2; Jn 15:6; 1 Co 15:2; Heb 6:4–6
Keep your eyes on Jesus Christ and don’t look back!
Father in heaven,
Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for the forgiveness of my sin. Lord Jesus, please forgive me of all of my sins, come into my heart, and be my Lord and Savior. Please, help me to live for you and fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.