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Pastor Sean Brizendine

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"No Fruit We'll Lack As We Abide"
« on: March 14, 2015, 01:46:31 PM »
Utilizing the melody of the hymn, "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less," this hymn reflects the truth given in Desire of Ages 676.4, "When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." Tracing the fruits of the Spirit revealed in Galatians 5:22-23, and also incorporating the truth of Revelation 3:20 expressive of Christ's outside-the-heart location when we sin against Him, this hymn is shared with the desire that it will be a blessing to share the gospel truth that to have Christ abiding in the heart means the experience of the new heart (cf. Ezekiel 36:26), from which will flow by the Holy Spirit the full array of the fruits only possible when we abide. May this be our experience, brothers and sisters in Christ!

"No Fruit We'll Lack As We Abide."

His Spirit gives us His own love
That we may be born from above
The joy of Him within our hearts
As we in Christ now live our parts

REFRAIN
No fruit weíll lack as we abide
Within our hearts Christ shall reside
Within our hearts Christ shall reside

The peace of Christ has come to dwell
To calm our fears, our sins to quell
He helps us now to patient be
As we from haste have been set free

REFRAIN

The kindness of our Savior dear
That His own life may now appear
His goodness like a mighty stream
Makes heaven realónot just a dream

REFRAIN

His faithfulness we shall possess
As we wear Christís own righteousness
His gentleness constrains the soul
As we exude His self-control

REFRAIN

His fruit remains a perfect whole
So Christ is seen within the soul
Like light containing evíry hue
The fullness now of Christ in you

REFRAIN

Yet if by sin we grieve the Lord
Return again and heed His word
His knock and voice without youíll hear
Let Christ within your heart to cheer

REFRAIN

Against this fruit there is no law
For Christ in you will others draw
By freedom in obedience
A living-faith experience

REFRAIN

May God bless you all.

In Christ,

Sean
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}

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Re: "No Fruit We'll Lack As We Abide"
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 02:08:46 PM »
Amen and amen! Welcome to our fellowship, Sean! It is great to have you. That is an impressive hymn you shared with us.
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Re: "No Fruit We'll Lack As We Abide"
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 01:15:33 PM »
 A beautiful hymn, dear brother!

No fruit weíll lack as we abide
Within our hearts Christ shall reside


Amen!! Thank you for sharing!
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.

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Re: "No Fruit We'll Lack As We Abide"
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 01:27:59 PM »
What a wonderful testimony to the power of God's grace to not only save us, but to transform us! Thank  you for sharing, Sean. May God direct your path as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor. Such an important calling!
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.