The Abiding Life

John 15

Empowered to Testify

John 15:26-27 • September 6, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

As we learn the rhythms of abiding in Christ, what flows out of us matters greatly. It's only when the Holy Spirit is empowering us with the truth that we are able to testify to Christ and make an impact on our world. Stop striving, start abiding, and watch what God will do through you!

If / When You're Hated

John 15:18-25 • August 30, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

"I must be liked!" It's the cry of many of our hearts, and yet Jesus promised that we would be hated because we associate with him. Is there any hope in that? What should our posture be? There is, and Jesus shows us the way.

Love One Another

John 15:12-17 • August 23, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

In a world where love is defined however one chooses, Jesus calls us to something higher.

Loving Well While Obeying God

John 15:9-13 • August 16, 2020 • Brittney Malcolmson

Loving God and loving others is not at odds with obeying God. Jesus Himself is the example for us to follow of what it looks like to be in the world and not of it.

Remain in My Love

John 15:9-11 • August 9, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

As the Father loves the Son, so does the Son love you and me! There is an INCREDIBLE joy that follows those who experience that kind of love.

Abiding Lifestyle

John 15:1-5 • August 2, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

In order to live an abiding lifestyle, you'll need a perspective shift, you'll need support, and you'll need some tools. We circle back on the words of Christ to abide in him while laying out some practical next steps.

When God Prunes

John 15:1-2 • July 26, 2020 • Stephen Marti

It turns out that God’s loving means for making us more fruitful comes by way of the strategic reduction and thoughtful thinning of areas in our lives that are experiencing limited yield in order to bring forth multiplied abundance.

Fruitful Living

John 15:1-8 • July 19, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

God’s desire for your life is to produce fruit. The single most defining attribute of an abiding life, is the result of fruit. It’s not in your striving that fruit is produced. It’s in your abiding. NOTE: We apologize that there is no video (and subpar audio) this week. We had some issues with our livestream that impacted our recording this weekend.

True Vine

John 15:1-5 • July 12, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

Pruning is a natural process in which branches are able to produce more fruit. Nothing is off limits. On the other side is a deeper intimacy with him. Abiding is hard, but it’s worth it.

Heart Check

John 15:1-5 • July 5, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

As we get ready to dive into John 15 as a church and what it means to live the abiding life, we take a moment to do a quick heart check together.