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The Importance Of Staying Connected With Jesus

posted Apr 27, 2018, 6:35 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Apr 27, 2018, 6:36 AM ]
29 April 2018 ( 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER )
The Importance Of Staying Connected With Jesus
In the books of the Acts, the disciplines in Jerusalem found it difficult to accept Paul until Barnabas testified on Paul’s behalf that the Risen Christ had appeared to him. With the blessing of the Holy Spirit, the early church continued to grow. In the 1 st letter of St John today, he encourages us to love each other sincerely and genuinely as God’s commandment is to love. The other commandment that is most important is to believe in Christ Jesus. Unless we remain with Jesus and continue to draw our spiritual nourishment and strength from Him, we are unlikely to last long in our spiritual walk with Him. Our love and faith for Jesus will grow weak and we will become vulnerable to the attacks of the Evil One. But if we continue to allow His teachings and commandments to remain in our hearts, our prayers would be heard by Him. When our prayers and supplications are answered, it not only pleases God that His children are provided for, but His love and power is revealed to the rest of His children as well.