Welcome to Abide: 21 Days in John
Each day, for the next 21 days, you will learn how to get more from your time in the Bible by spending about 15 minutes on one chapter. Along the way, the various time-tested approaches will shape not just how you read the Bible, but also how you live in response to it.
After Jesus washed His disciples’ feet, He told them, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches . . . As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love” (John 15:4-5, 9, NKJV). These same words ring true to all of His followers now. We dwell with Christ the way a branch dwells on a vine, in a life-sustaining connection. The vine gives the branch all it needs to live and bear fruit.
One of the ways we can dwell in Jesus is to abide in God’s Word. Many of us are familiar with Bible study as a foundational aspect of the Christian life. But have you ever engaged with God’s Word on a deeper level – not just for knowledge but to experience it anew? Where you don’t skim the text but slow down and let it wash over you, soaking into your mind and heart?
In today’s lesson, you will read the passage in John’s Gospel where Jesus invites potential followers to “come and see” (1:39, NKJV). Using the ancient practice of contemplation, Dr. Phil Collins, your guide for the next 21 days, encourages you to slow down and absorb this story.
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