MONDAY, 14TH JANUARY, 2019.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “OUTSIDE THE VINE, THERE IS NEITHER NOURISHMENT NOR LIFE”
ANCHOR TEXT: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”
To abide in the vine simply means dwelling under the supremacy of the Lord Jesus Christ, to keep His commandments, to love Him with your heart. According to John 15, a branch that is severed from the vine withers and dies, it may be lying next to the vine, but as long as it is not connected to the vine, it shall die. In the same vein, anyone that is not dwelling in the Lord shall suffer ridicule, he/she may look good but surely he/she is dying little by little. Attending church services and alms giving have little or no effect if you are not abiding in the vine. (more…)