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Abiding in the Vine to Love our Neighbors Well

Abiding in the Vine to Love our Neighbors Well

April 7, 2020

One of the things Jesus tells His disciples in the “abide” passage is that
He loves His disciples as the Father has loved Him. His disciples are to
love their fellow disciples this way, but they are also to love the world
with the love that can come only from Christ. Sometimes it can be
difficult to love our neighbors, even when we know we are commanded
to do so. How can we do this well so we might have opportunities to
share the gospel with them? This breakout session will focus on what
Jesus says about abiding in His love, how His followers do this, and how
His followers can rest in Him in an effort to share the love of Christ
with their neighbors.

Praying and Sharing: The Role of Prayer in Disciple-Making

Praying and Sharing: The Role of Prayer in Disciple-Making

April 7, 2020

When Paul penned his letter to the church at Colossae, he told them to
devote themselves to prayer while also asking the Lord to open a door for
Paul and others to “speak forth the mystery of Christ” (Colossians 4:2-4).
Paul recognized the necessary role prayer plays in disciple-making, but
do we? We are often left with the desire for family and friends to come
into a relationship with Christ, but do not know how to pray for them.
This breakout session will examine what the Bible says about prayer and
making disciples, while also providing practical tips for how to begin
praying with a disciple-making focus.

Abiding in the Vine // Betsy Bolick

Abiding in the Vine // Betsy Bolick

February 6, 2020

Betsy Bolick's Saturday afternoon plenary session at the 2019 NC Baptist Women's Retreat focused on the disciples abiding in Christ, Who is the True Vine. The focal passage is John 15.

Pruning by the Vinedresser // Betsy Bolick

Pruning by the Vinedresser // Betsy Bolick

February 6, 2020

Betsy Bolick's Friday evening plenary session at the 2019 NC Baptist Women's Retreat focused on the pruning the Vinedresser provides to His branches. The focal passage is John 15.

Stories of the Upper Room // Jennifer Thoppil

Stories of the Upper Room // Jennifer Thoppil

November 19, 2019

When Jesus speaks the words of John 15 to His disciples, it is the night before He is crucified and after He and His disciples have shared the Passover meal together. All four gospels provide an account of this night and John records the words of the Vine Life. This breakout session will provide an understanding of all the accounts of that evening in chronological form to provide the greater context of Jesus’ words in John 15.

Living Dependent in an Independent World // Mary Wallace Wilson

Living Dependent in an Independent World // Mary Wallace Wilson

November 19, 2019

Society encourages women to be independent and to do it themselves. In the eyes of culture, those who do this are viewed as successful and worthy of notoriety and emulation. Yet, Jesus says apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). Jesus says He is the Vine and His followers are the branches and if they abide, or rest, in Him they will bear fruit. His followers must be dependent on Him. This breakout session will focus on what abiding is and what it is not and practical suggestions for dependent on the Lord when the world tells them otherwise.

I Am I Am: Making Application of the Seven “I Am” Statements in John’s Gospel // Ashley Allen

I Am I Am: Making Application of the Seven “I Am” Statements in John’s Gospel // Ashley Allen

November 19, 2019

In John 15, Jesus says, “I AM the Vine.” In the remainder of John’s gospel Jesus says, “I AM” the Bread of Life; the Light of the World; the Gate (Door); the Good Shepherd; the Resurrection and Life; and the Way, the Truth and the Life. Essentially, Jesus is telling His followers, “I AM I AM.” These theological truths impact our lives every day as we seek to walk with the Lord, but how? This breakout session will provide an understanding of the theology of Jesus’ words and a practical application of these words for every believer – whether or not you have had formal theological training.

Girl, Go Obey: Abide in Me, Not Abide in me // Missie Branch

Girl, Go Obey: Abide in Me, Not Abide in me // Missie Branch

November 19, 2019

Many books, Instagrammers, and social media sensations spread the word, “Set your goals,” “You do you,” and “If you want it, go for it.” However, this message focuses on the individual making it happen instead of what Jesus says – Abide in Him and die to self. This breakout session will help attendees understand how to seek the will of the Lord, why obedience is important and how to obey the Lord, and why this provides greater satisfaction than doing our own thing.

Generations of the Vine // Donna Navey

Generations of the Vine // Donna Navey

November 19, 2019

Paul instructed Timothy to take the things he learned from Paul, and entrust them to others who would then teach those same precepts of the Lord to others (II Timothy 2:2). There is not a biological blood line in the verse, but four generations of believers are represented. We, too, are to produce generations of the vine as we teach others the things of God, who will then teach others, who will continue the investment of God’s Word with others. This breakout session will help you identify women around you with whom you can begin this discipling process as you teach and model the things of God for them.

Fruitful Faith Families: Vine Life for Families // Donna Navey

Fruitful Faith Families: Vine Life for Families // Donna Navey

November 19, 2019

In one of his last letters to his son in the faith, Timothy, the apostle Paul commended Timothy’s grandmother, Lois, and mother, Eunice, for the faith in Christ they firmly held and passed on to Timothy. Jesus’ desire is for families to invest the things of God into their children and disciple them. This breakout session will provide an understanding of the biblical mandate of why this important and helpful suggestions for ways to begin this process with your own children and grandchildren.

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