Sunday Morning Podcast April 17, 2016. Bro. Danny Sanders

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If you receive a phone call, how important is it that you stay connected?  I guess it depends to you on who’s calling.

TEXT: REVELATIONS 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Looking around at the world, the need to be connected today seems more important than ever.

John 15:4-6

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.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

We need God. We need to be connected.  Staying connected to “the vine” is important to a healthy relationship.  If you want a healthy marriage, you’ve got to stay connected.  Communication is important.  You need to have a relationship on a good foundation.   In Matthew 7:24-27,  it tells of a man who built his house on a rock, making a foundation that withstood the storm. It also tells here of a man who built his house on the sand, which caused the house to be lost in the storm.  Building on the rock, is to ensure the house (our heart) stays connected to the rock foundation (Christ). The storms of life can be likened to the trials that come against our hearts and minds.  The trials are often in the form of our own will possibly not being anchored on Christ.  We need to abide in God, to stay connected with Him, and withstand life’s storms.

We can’t have a passive relationship. Both parties have a part in staying connected.  Just as God has His part, we also have a responsibility to do our part.  Not just hearing the Word of God, but also doing the Word of God.  James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

How is your relationship with Christ?  Are you connected?