Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 22: Commands

Jesus has declared His infinite love for us. He’s told us to abide in His love — to remain in it, to stick with Him, to let His love pour into us and then out into abundant fruitfulness. What does abiding in His love look like? Jesus gives us a clear answer. Assignment: Pray for a clear, undistracted mind and an open heart as you study God’s Word today. Then open your […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 21: Love

We’re ready to see how love and obedience relate to abiding in Christ! Assignment: Pray, continuing to seek the Holy Spirit’s help as you study His Word. Then turn to your marked copy of John 15 and grab a red pencil or pen. We’re going to look for two things as we read the entire chapter today: First, we’re going to look for the word love and mark it with a red heart. […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 20: Draw and Personalize

We’re spent a lot of time on the first few verses of John 15. We’ve done this, not because the last part of the chapter isn’t important, but because the first verses lay the foundation for all that follows. If we don’t understand our complete inability to do anything apart from the Vine, if we think we need to go out into the world and bear fruit — on our own, we’re going to […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 19: Glorified

I love county fairs. One of the many things I enjoy at a fair is the agricultural displays. I like looking for the three most perfectly matched zucchinis, the most flawless potatoes, the fullest and largest clusters of grapes, and, being a gardener, I appreciate the care and labor that went into producing those fruits and vegetables. Their quality brings honor and glory — and blue ribbons — to the […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 18: Whatever You Wish

Jesus makes an incredible promise in John 15:7 — His Father will give us anything we ask for! But that promise comes with a condition; He will give us what we ask for if we abide in Jesus, and His Word abides in us. We’ve seen that Jesus abiding in us and His Word abiding in us are essentially the same thing. Jesus doesn’t come to us in silence. He […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 17: His Words Abiding in Us

We’ve been called by our Savior, our vine, to abide in Him, to draw all that we need from Him. We remain in Him, and He remains in us. Together we produce fruit that brings glory to the Father. While Jesus abides in us, so do His Words. “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you…” Does this just mean we need to memorize (or study 🙂 […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 16: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

Today’s the day! Use it to catch up on some of those lessons you haven’t been able to complete! Spend some time memorizing a verse or two from the chapter, too! For an optional assignment, type the words “I am” in Blue Letter Bible’s search box. Before clicking “Search”, click the blue “Adv. Options” button to the right of the search box, and type “John” in the “Custom Selection” box.  (App users, search […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 15: God’s Word Abiding in Us

We’re spent a great deal of time on the first few verses of John 15. That’s because these words of Jesus are so important for the way we live as His disciples. Really taking hold of what He is saying and living it can transform our lives! We are one with Him. He is in us. We are in Him. We need to rest in that truth, knowing that He, the vinedresser, […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 14: Abiding in Jesus

We’re listed statements about bearing fruit, and we’ve listed more statements about abiding. We’re going to look at those lists and the rest of John 15 today. What exactly does abiding in Christ mean? Assignment: Pray for a clear mind and a heart that is open to the Holy Spirit’s instruction as you study. Then open your Bible, or take out the copy of the text that you have been marking. We’re […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 13: The Fruit of the Spirit

Our purpose in life as God’s children is to bear fruit. Fruit is proof that we are truly followers of Jesus. But this fruit is not outward acts that we rely on to earn us God’s favor. Instead, fruit is outward manifestations of the work God has already done in our hearts. Fruit is not a test of our position with Christ. It’s a result of our position in Him. Fruit […]

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