The Discipline of Abiding

IF:Gathering 2016


In this 29-minute session, Margaret Feinberg, Vivian Mabuni, Rebekah Lyons, and Esther Havens chat about they habits they practice in order to abide in Christ.

Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences. She's the author of The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, Scouting the Divine, and Wonderstruck.

Vivian Mabuni is a cancer survivor and  the author of Warrior in Pink: A Story of Cancer, Community, and the God who Comforts.
Rebekah Lyons is a speaker and the author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning

Esther Havens is a Humanitarian Photographer for organizations such as charity: water, TOMS Shoes, Concern Worldwide, and A Glimmer of Hope.


Which of the panelists's points did you find most impactful? Why?
Log In to Continue

What did the Lord reveal to you through this panel? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
Log In to Continue

How were you encouraged through this panel? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
Log In to Continue

How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this panel in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
Log In to Continue


Abiding in Christ is less formulaic than you might think. For some, it means waking up early and reading Scripture. For others, it looks like memorizing verses throughout the day. Try one of the habits Margaret, Vivian, Rebekah, or Esther mentioned in their discussion this week. Be intentional about spending time with Jesus in His Word. 


 For more information about IF:Gathering, click here