Abide in Christ [NOOK Book]

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During the life of Jesus on earth, the word He chiefly used when speaking of the relations of the disciples to Himself was: "Follow me." When about to leave for heaven, He gave them a new word, in which their more intimate and spiritual union with Himself in glory should be expressed. That chosen word was: "Abide in me."
It is to be feared that there are many earnest followers of Jesus from whom the meaning of this word, with the blessed experience it promises, is very much ...
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Abide in Christ

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During the life of Jesus on earth, the word He chiefly used when speaking of the relations of the disciples to Himself was: "Follow me." When about to leave for heaven, He gave them a new word, in which their more intimate and spiritual union with Himself in glory should be expressed. That chosen word was: "Abide in me."
It is to be feared that there are many earnest followers of Jesus from whom the meaning of this word, with the blessed experience it promises, is very much hidden. While trusting in their Savior for pardon and for help, and seeking to some extent to obey Him, they have hardly realized to what closeness of union, to what intimacy of fellowship, to what wondrous oneness of life and interest, He invited them when He said, "Abide in me." This is not only an unspeakable loss to themselves, but the Church and the world suffer in what they lose.
If we ask the reason why those who have indeed accepted the Savior, and been made partakers of the renewing of the Holy Ghost, thus come short of the full salvation prepared for them, I am sure the answer will in very many cases be, that ignorance is the cause of the unbelief that fails of the inheritance. If, in our orthodox Churches, the abiding in Christ, the living union with Him, the experience of His daily and hourly presence and keeping, were preached with the same distinctness and urgency as His atonement and pardon through His blood, I am confident that many would be found to accept with gladness the invitation to such a life, and that its influence would be manifest in their experience of the purity and the power, the love and the joy, the fruit-bearing, and all the blessedness which the Savior connected with the abiding in Him.
It is with the desire to help those who have not yet fully understood what the Savior meant with His command, or who have feared that it was a life beyond their reach, that these meditations are now published. It is only by frequent repetition that a child learns its lessons. It is only by continuously fixing the mind for a time on some one of the lessons of faith, that the believer is gradually helped to take and thoroughly assimilate them. I have the hope that to some, especially young believers, it will be a help to come and for a month day after day spell over the
precious words, "Abide in me," with the lessons connected with them in the parable of the Vine. Step by step we shall get to see how truly this promise-precept is meant for us, how surely grace is provided to enable us to obey it, how indispensable the experience of its blessing is to a healthy Christian life, and how unspeakable the blessings are that flow from it. As we listen, and meditate, and pray as we surrender ourselves, and accept in faith the whole Jesus as He offers Himself to us in it-the Holy Spirit will make the word to be spirit and life; this word of Jesus, too, will become to us the power of God unto salvation, and through it will come the faith that grasps the long desired blessing.
I pray earnestly that our gracious Lord may be pleased to bless this little book, to help those who seek to know Him fully, as He has already blessed it in its original issue in a different (the Dutch) language. I pray still more earnestly that He would, by whatever means, make the multitudes of His dear children who are still living divided lives, to see how He claims them wholly for Himself, and how the wholehearted surrender to abide in Him alone brings the joy unspeakable and full of glory. Oh, let each of us who has begun to taste the sweetness of this life, yield himself wholly to be a witness to the grace and power of our Lord to keep us united with Himself, and seek by word and walk to win others to follow Him fully. It is only in such fruitbearing that our own abiding can be maintained.
In conclusion, I ask to be permitted to give one word of advice to my reader. It is this. It needs time to grow into Jesus the Vine: do not expect to abide in Him unless you will give Him that time. It is not enough to read God's Word, or meditations as here offered, and when we think we have hold of the thoughts, and have asked God for His blessing, to go out in the hope that the blessing will abide. No, it needs day by day time with Jesus and with God. We all know the need of time for our meals each day-every workman claims his hour for dinner; the hurried eating of so much food is not enough. If we are to live through Jesus, we must feed on Him (John 6:57); we must thoroughly take in and assimilate that heavenly food the Father has given us in His life. Therefore, my brother, who would learn to abide in Jesus, take time each day, ere you read, and while you read, and after you read, to put yourself into living contact with the living Jesus, to yield yourself distinctly and consciously to His blessed influence; so will you give Him the opportunity of taking hold of you, of drawing you up and keeping you safe in His almighty life.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012041074
  • Publisher: Murray Books
  • Publication date: 12/30/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 438,525
  • File size: 138 KB

Meet the Author

Andrew Murray (May 9, 1828 – January 18, 1917) was a South African writer, teacher, and Christian pastor. Murray considered missions to be "the chief end of the church."
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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Abide

    Andrew Murray changed the way I think about the Holy Spirit and its power and manifestation in my life. Furthermore, reading Abide in Christ made me come square in the face with the realization that I have been totally limiting the awesome and almighty power of God, which is nothing short of unbelief. Composed of 31 short chapters, Abide in Christ is a great daily devotional that you can dedicate one month to (or go through monthly!), and I promise that you will see a change in your life if you allow it! Using the scripture about the Vine and the Branches, Murray breaks down Jesus' words and seemingly unlocks a secret to the Christian life that I had never heard articulated in all my years of church-going and Bible studies. I'd like to provide quotes from the book, but it's so good I'd end up reciting it in its entirety! So buy this book. Your soul will be glad.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2010

    Abiding in Christ

    This is an excellent 31 day study on "Abiding in Christ". It is based on the book of John, chapter 15, verses 1-6. We Christians need to know how to be quiet and how to allow God to do His work within us. I highly recommend this book for study, for those Christians looking for a deeper walk with God.

    The only problem is some misspellings. Sometimes there is a "T" instead of "!", and "C" instead of "I". I assume it is due to someone using software that is supposed to recognize old scanned pages and discern the correct spelling, but is not working 100%.

    I still recommend this 31 day study for any and all Christians who desire a fuller life, a richer life, a holy life.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Rachel

    Hi. I'm 15 years old. I'm Christian, more spacificly Baptist. I believe exactly what the Bible says. I believe Jesus, God's only begotten Son, was sent here to earth over two thousand years ago to a virgin named Mary. I believe Jesus died at age 33, but rose again three days later. I believe Romans 10:13 If you believe Jesus died to pay your sin debt, rose again, and lives today, you can ask Jesus to cleanse your sins from your heart, and ask Him to come live there to stay. I believe baptizim is a public confession of your faith in Jesus Christ, and it should be done after accepting salvation from sins. I do not believe Jesus would ever take away your salvation, but l know people can fall away from the Lord. I enjoy praising the Lord by playing any one of the five instruments that l know how to play to his glory. I go to church on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, and Wednesday nights. I attend Sunday School when l can, and l am very involved in our church youth group study held on Wednesday nights. I recieved Christ as my Savior at age 8, but because our family has moved a LOT the pest several years, l didn't get baptized until this past January. One thing for certain, l love Jesus and all He has and hasn't given me! I know He will always do whats best for my life, even if l dont particularly like it!! Hope this explains my faith!! :) God bless †††

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Absolutely stunned by this book

    It is amazing to read a book as rich as this in challenging me in clinging ever closer to my savior. I have rarely reccommended a book so frequently as this as i slowly took it in over two months.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2011

    Good Read!

    I recently discovered Andrew Murray and am buying many of his books at 99 cents. Holy man, has good insgihts into improving your relationship with Christ.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    Joy Martin

    This is, along with every writing of Andrew Murray's, one of the best Christian writers and books ever! Andrew Murray is always right on the heart of God and brings you closer too. Thank you God for Andrew Murray.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    sooooooo encouraging!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is so encoraging! I have only read a little bit and its soooo good already! Great for a devotion, or mornig reading. Even if you get angry and need to calm down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Excellent!

    An absolute "must" for either well expanding man's knowledge of God or collecting necessities for a complete home library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    I love this book

    This book is inspirational and helps you through tough times in life life with out God is a hell on earth

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Rachel

    You could and SHOULD BE A PASTOR!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Rachel

    My name is not rachel, but this is too rachel. I adore your story, but this place is for people to write reviews. This is a great book to learn about christ jesus, and i highly reccomend this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Manya

    I'm Christian and belive that Jesus died on the cross for are sins and my name is Manya in English and Mary/Marie in Polish like Mary in the bible and when I moved all my friends had 1st Comuneions ( i think thats how you spell it)I asked my Mom what it is.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    The Movement in Christ Discussion Page

    Chat with other Christians like you and meet others in the Movement in Christ. Todays main discussion: what branch in the Christian faith do you come from, and please tell us a little about it? No heated or rude comments, please. Lets be Christains here. My answer: l am Roman Catholic. We praise God by praying, singing, and playing instruments at my church. My church believes that the bread and wine is turned into the body and blood of Christ. We have a pope, bishops and priests.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2015

    Amazing!!!!!!! Like Tots :)

    Totaly recomand this book!!!!!!! I read a little bit and im alredy SOOOO addicted to it. :) :7 it totaly desrves it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Too many typos

    WAY too many typos! I couldn't even read it, wich is sad becuase it looks like it would have been a good book. :( does anyone know of a good and free Christian book apart from the bible, that ISN'T like this?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Noooooooo

    I would give this no stars. Jesus and god = worse than h*ll. Unless your me .I think heaven is the bad one.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 29, 2012

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