In 31 meditations on John 15:1–2, Andrew Murray explores what Jesus meant when he said “Abide in me.” Murray illuminates that command in connection with the Parable of the Vine and—step-by-step—uncovers how the promise-precept is meant for us, how surely grace is provided to enable us to obey it, how indispensible the experience of its blessing is to a healthy Christian life, and how fruitful the blessings are that flow from it.
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The varied aspects of this practical truth are treated with much freshness, power, and unction. It cannot fail to stimulate, to cheer, and to qualify for higher service.
—Charles Spurgeon, Sword and Trowel
Andrew Murray (1828–1917) was born in Graaff Reinet, South Africa, to Dutch missionary parents. Educated at King’s College, Aberdeen, he then studied theology at the University of Utrecht. Andrew and his older brother John were ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1848. Murray pastored South African churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town, and Wellington. A champion of missionary work, he founded the South African General Mission in 1889. That ministry continued to grow, and today it is part of the SIM (Serving in Mission) organization.
A prolific author and lecturer, Murray authored over 200 books during his lifetime, and he was invited to speak at churches and conferences all over the world. Married for over 60 years and the father of eight children, Murray passed away in January 1917.