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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 34: Real Life

For the last day of our study of John 15, we’re going to spend some time meditating on the passage and praying over it. We want to make sure we are “doers of the Word and not hearers [or students] only.” No matter how many hours we manage to spend in God’s Word each week, if we study with no intention of doing what the Word says, we’ve missed the […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 32: The Promised Helper

We’ve reached the last two verses of John 15. It’s time to pull our chart from Day 6 out to finish it. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit’s continued guidance, as He bears witness of Jesus through the Word. Then open your notebook to the pages you created back on Day 6. You should have two pairs of pages that are divided into columns labeled Me, Jesus, Father, and Holy Spirit. Starting […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 29: If, But, and No

The disciples of Jesus are chosen, both for the incredible privilege of abiding in Him, but also for the privilege of suffering with Him. As we saw in our study yesterday, the world will hate Jesus’ followers because it hates Him. It will hate His disciples because they have been called out of the world, and it will hate His disciples because it doesn’t know the Father who sent Jesus into […]

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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 12: Fruit, Part 2

Here we are on Day 12, and we’re still steeping ourselves in the first few verses of this amazing chapter. My plan has been to focus mostly on the first half of the chapter, but I’m starting to wonder if this is going to turn into a 45-day study! We’ll see! If the Father is glorified when we bear much fruit, and if fruit is evidence of our discipleship, we […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 10: Fruitful Branches

Whichever way we choose to interpret the first half of John 15:2, we can see why the vinedresser does what he does. It’s not unreasonable for him to remove branches that don’t bear fruit, and It’s commendable for him to give extra care and attention to branches that have grown down onto the ground where they will not mature properly. Whether he is cutting away fruitless shoots or tending to […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 5: Vine and Branches

We’re slowly observing this chapter, looking carefully at the text to see what is actually there before we seek to understand its meaning. So today we will continue to read and mark! Assignment: Pray for understanding and a heart that is willing to listen and obey. Then, working in your Bible or on your printout of John 15, read the entire chapter again. This time we’re going to look for […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 4: You

We’ve made some initial observations about God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We’ll spend much more time with those markings and observations in future lessons. Today we’re going to continue marking, this time looking to see what Jesus says to His disciples and us, His present-day disciples. Assignment: Jesus tells us in verse 26 of our chapter, that the Holy Spirit teaches us about Him. If we fail to […]

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Anticipating Good Friday

As we remember our Savior’s sufferings, death. and resurrection over the next few days, I would like to share again this collection of ideas for Good Friday, the day we remember Christ’s death on the cross. Here is another opportunity to remind your children of the gospel, and a chance to build anticipation as we approach Resurrection Day! Spend part of the day reading aloud the account of Jesus’s betrayal, […]

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Thirty (One) Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 31: Move Into His Shelter

I’m always a bit sad when we reach the last day of our study. It’s such a blessing to study with you all (but it will be nice to sleep at night again :-)). Today we’re going to ask the Lord to sink this psalm deep into our hearts where it will change the way we think, the way we respond to troubles, the way we turn away from our worries […]

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