Remain in the Vine to Bear Fruit that Remains

January 16, 2022 • Bruce Miller

In John 15, Jesus gives us a powerful image of a vine and branches to teach us union with him, an intimacy that leads to effectiveness, to bear much fruit. That result happens as we experience Christ more fully.

Unite with Christ as part of His Body and as His Bride

January 30, 2022 • Bruce Miller

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 6, verse 15, 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? 1 Corinthians 6:15. The emphasis here is each individual believer’s union with Christ. Specifically, our bodies are parts of Christ’s body. Your new life is not just to follow Christ’s example, but for him to live his life through you.

Participate with Christ in his Crucifixion, Resurrection and Glorification

January 23, 2022 • Bruce Miller

When you trust in Jesus Christ you join a new team. You become a new person by being united with Christ. Baptism symbolizes this union with Christ. Baptism depicts our union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. When you go under water you symbolize participation with Christ in his death and burial, and then when you come out of the water you symbolize your participation with Christ in his resurrection and new life.

Pray for Christ to DWELL in you as his temple

January 9, 2022 • Bruce Miller

There’s a truth that’s been missing for many Christians, even those in church for decades: union with Christ. Union with Christ is the truth that Christ is in you, and you are in Christ. Through the New Testament, you read over and over that we are “in Christ” and “with Christ.” Many have skipped over these simple phrases, but they form the heart of our relationship with God.