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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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Key Features

  • Analyzes the first two verses of John 15
  • Examines the connection to parables and themes of Jesus’ preaching

Contents

  • All Ye Who Have Come to Him
  • And Ye Shall Find Rest to Your Souls
  • Trusting Him to Keep You
  • As the Branch in the Vine
  • As You Came to Him, by Faith
  • God Himself has United You to Him
  • As Your Wisdom
  • As Your Righteousness
  • As Your Sanctification
  • As Your Redemption
  • The Crucified One
  • God Himself Will Establish You in Him
  • Every Moment
  • Day by Day
  • At This Moment

Praise for the Print Edition

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

Product Details

  • Title: Abide in Christ
  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: Henry Altemus
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 236

About Andrew Murray

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.

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“Abiding in Jesus is nothing but the giving up of oneself to be ruled and taught and led, and so resting in the arms of Everlasting Love.” (Page 26)

“Dear souls! how little they know that the abiding in Christ is just meant for the weak, and so beautifully suited to their feebleness. It is not the doing of some great thing, and does not demand that we first lead a very holy and devoted life. No, it is simply weakness entrusting itself to a Mighty One to be kept,—the unfaithful one casting self on One who is altogether trustworthy and true. Abiding in Him is not a work that we have to do as the condition for enjoying His salvation, but a consenting to let Him do all for us, and in us, and through us. It is a work He does for us,—the fruit and the power of His redeeming love. Our part is simply to yield, to trust, and to wait for what He has engaged to perform.” (Pages 28–29)

“It must have been this: you had not understood how entire surrender to Jesus is the secret of perfect rest. Giving up one’s whole life to Him, for Him alone to rule and order it; taking up His yoke, and submitting to be led and taught, to learn of Him; abiding in Him, to be and do only what He wills;—these are the conditions of discipleship without which there can be no thought of maintaining the rest that was bestowed on first coming to Christ. The rest is in Christ, and not something He gives apart from Himself, and so it is only in having Him that the rest can really be kept and enjoyed.” (Page 22)

“They did not know how, when Jesus said, ‘My yoke is easy,’ He spoke the truth; how just the yoke gives the rest, because the moment the soul yields itself to obey, the Lord Himself gives the strength and joy to do it.” (Page 23)

  • Title: Abide in Christ: Thoughts on the Blessed Life of Fellowship with the Son of God
  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: Henry Altemus
  • Print Publication Date: 1895
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Christian life
  • Resource ID: LLS:ABIDEMURRAY
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-11T16:59:19Z
Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray (May 9, 1828–January 18, 1917) was a South African pastor, teacher, and writer. He was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, and at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. In 1848, Murray was ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church and returned to live and work in South Africa.

Murray was very focused on missions, considering it to be “the chief end of the church.” In 1889 he cofounded the South African General Mission with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. As their work spread throughout the continent, the mission’s name changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF), and in 1998 AEF joined SIM which today has over 1,800 active missionaries in over 43 countries. Andrew Murray authored over 240 books, including Abide in Christ, The Holiest of All, The Spiritual Life, and The Mystery of the True Vine.

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