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All of us have our own personal experiences of encountering Christ in our lives. Sometimes they come us as epiphanies where we have “mountain top” experiences that change how we see ourselves and the world. These encounters can motivate us to seek out more divine experiences where we can come closer to God and taste the fruits of the Spirit. Continually recognizing the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the presence of Christ around us can be described as abiding in Christ.
In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his followers that those who eat his flesh and drink his blood will abide in him, and he will abide in them. This was such a controversial statement that many of his followers left him, but he did not retract his statement. He only pressed his point further by rhetorically asking them if they were offended. Abiding in Christ has been a goal for Christians from the beginning, and this week we will explore this teaching and how we might come closer to God.