Jesus tells us to abide in Him. That’s not a word we use much today, but it speaks of us drawing near to Him in a way that depends upon Him. Abiding with Him means living aware of our union with Christ. It refers to us seeking to deepen that union. Jesus says apart from Him, we can do nothing. We won’t bear fruit. We won’t survive.
As a church, we spent the first few months of this year seeking to learn what it means to abide and reading together through Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, by Donald S. Whitney.
One thing we learned through this journey is that it continues, even after the book is closed and placed back on the shelf.
As you continue to abide in Jesus, refer here to all the articles that Karis elders and leaders wrote.
Don't stop abiding. Let’s continue to draw near to our Lord. Let’s repeatedly draw from His well as we seek to follow Him and serve Him.
Chapter 1: Beginning to pursue the Spiritual Disciplines by Daniel McCune
Chapter 2: Hearing, reading, and studying God's Word by Jacob Mitchell
Chapter 3: 3 ways to get more out of the Bible by Laura Gutwein
Chapter 4: Called to be a praying people by Billy Glosson
Chapter 5: When and how to value worship by Bobby Schembre
Chapter 6: To the end of the age by Daniel Glosson
Chapter 7: How can you grow in the discipline of serving? by Katie McCune
Chapter 8: Time and money by Laura Wilson
Chapter 9: Why should we be fasting in the church? by Jonathan Goebel
Chapter 10: Make time to get alone and reflect on God by Janice Seagraves
Chapter 11: Why journaling helps us to be like Asaph by Ryan Davis
Chapter 12: Learning for the purpose of godliness (no link)
Chapter 13: Commit to continue growing in the spiritual disciplines by Drew Glosson
Let's learn to abide together by Kevin Larson
Gospel-fueled discipline by Kevin Larson
Clearly focus on a "rule of life" by Aarik Danielsen
Why is corporate prayer important for you? by Derek Zimmermann
Why I get along with my mother-in-law by Josh Zeichik
If you would like to continue to grow in your faith and in abiding, get connected with a Karis Missional Community (MCs). MCs meet weekly in smaller groups throughout our city, giving you the chance to learn and serve shoulder-to-shoulder with brothers and sisters in Christ.