ABIDING

Being born again in Jesus is the beginning of a new life. Later, one must abide in faith in Jesus Christ in order to inherit Eternal Life. The path with God is different for each person.

DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF ABIDING AND WHAT HELPS TO ABIDE:

Love for God.

A warm heart for God, zeal, passion.

Fear of God.

Fear of sin.

Humility.

Willingness to learn.

Obedience.

Serving.

Discipline.

Prayer.

Eating the Lord’s Supper.

Staying in the community.

Relationship with God.

Seeking God’s Will in everyday life.

Reading the Bible.

WHAT PREVENT AND MAY HARM ABIDING:

Indulging in sin and body

Dealing with unnecessary matters.

World disputes, e.g. political.

Disregarding exhortations.

Despising God’s advice and God’s Will.

Quenching the Holy Spirit.

Excessive concern for mortality.

Broken world culture (bad movies, music, books).

Work (e.g. too much work, working in a bad atmosphere)

Bad, toxic relationships.

Male and female relationships not built on the Lord Jesus.

Life lawlessness.

Returning to the old life.

Unrestrained language.

Laziness, sluggishness.

Reluctance to leave anything for the Lord.

Loneliness.