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I am the vine, you are the branches.  He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  (John 15:5)

Everything depends on our being right in Christ.  If I want good apples, I must have a good apple tree.  If I care for the health of the apple tree, the apple tree will give me good apples.  And it is just so with our Christian life and work.  If our life with Christ is right, all will come out right.  Instruction and suggestion and help and training in the different departments of the work may be needed; all that has value.  But in the long run, the greatest essential is to have the full life in Christ – in other words, to have Christ in us, working through us.

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