In last week's SS class, we were studying John 15. Most of us either use the ESV or NASB, but there is one person who uses the NIV. When reading, I noticed that that the ESV and NASB use 'abide', whereas the NIV uses 'remain'. I'm thinking they are different in their meanings, but a google search gives them as synonyms. It just seems to me that abide is a stronger command than remain.

John Chaney

"having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith . . ." Colossians 2:7