This week in Battle Drill devotionals, we focus on what it means as God’s family to remain connected to Jesus. How does that change the way we “do” church?
Read John 15:1-17. Do you want your church to grow? Do you want to see it continuing to bear fruit? Then each member must remain connected to Jesus.
Jesus uses the metaphor of the grapevine, which in the Bible is a picture of God’s people. The church is God’s people of today. Jesus wants the church – your Salvation Army corps or church – to be fruitful. To be productive. To grow. In order to do that, we all need to stay connected to him.
The church – as the Body of Christ – has a part to play in this. It is in the church that collectively we find the Holy Spirit power to live on. It is in the church that we find the Christian family that Jesus wants us to live with and learn to love as he loves them. It is in church that collectively we learn the principles to live by. It is in the church that we discover God’s plan for the world and his plan for our own lives. And it is in the church that we find our purpose in life.
You won’t find all of that outside of the church. So get connected today. It might be difficult. It might be uncomfortable. It might take some sacrifice. But it is worth being connected to Jesus and to his people. It’s time to plug in!
THINK IT OVER
Think about the following:
• Do you find it easier to have a deep relationship with God or a deep relationship with other followers of Jesus? Why do you think that is?
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