SUNDAY – OCTOBER 25, 2020
All services and meetings are open to live attendance. Sunday’s service is livestreamed on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/AbundantLifeFamilyChurchCreston
■ FALL HARVEST PARTY
Thank you to all who came out to our Fall Harvest Party. We appreciate all who helped with games, building the maze, preparing the bonfire, cooking and with cleaning up afterwards. What a great church family time together.
■ TIME CHANGE
Don’t forget to move your clocks back one hour next Saturday night., October 31st.
■ SOMETHING NEW
Sunday morning, November 8th worship, will be at Uptown Brick and Bell at 10:30 AM located at 501 W Montgomery St. Come worship Jesus in this beautiful stained-glass setting for an old fashioned family service. Children will join parents in the main Santuary. A nursery will be provided for parents to use. Bring our own sack lunch and we will eat together in the basement after the service. Drinks will be provided. Bible Coach classes will begin at 2:00 PM rather than 1:00 PM on this Sunday only.
■ ANDREW WOMMACK DEVOTIONAL
John 15:4 ‘Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.’
This is a profound truth, that is the key to bearing fruit, but it is so easy to forget. Because the fruit is borne on the branch, it is easy to credit the branch with the fruit, when it is the vine that drew the life from the earth and channeled it through the branch.
Likewise, since we are the branch through which the life of God flows, we sometimes think that it is our own holiness that produces the fruit. The moment we think that way, we are no longer abiding (trusting in; clinging to) in the vine and we will become fruitless if we persist in this mind set.
This is actually a great relief if the believer understands this and applies it properly. It puts all the responsibility on Jesus. Our only responsibility is to respond to His ability. In the same way that you have never seen a branch travailing to bring forth fruit, so all we have to do is labor to enter into His rest (trust and depend) and completely trust Jesus as our source (Heb. 4:11). If we abide in Him, fruit will come naturally.
It’s our faith in what Jesus did for us that saved us, and our faith has to continue to be in Christ, not in ourselves, to maintain salvation. Our holiness, righteousness, and justification are gifts that we receive in our spirits through Jesus
Just like the life of a root is found in the soil, or a branch in the vine, or a fish in the sea, so the believer’s true life is found in the union with Christ.
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