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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 33: Personalize

We could study so much more in this fifteenth chapter of John, but our study is coming to a close. It’s time to look back at what we’ve learned, and to look forward to how we will let these words of Scripture change us. Assignment: Pray, thanking God for what He has taught you through His Word. Ask Him to help you remember and be changed by Jesus’ words. Then take […]

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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 30: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

This is our last official catch-up day for this study, but that doesn’t mean most of us won’t keep working to finish the study on our own timetable. All the lessons for the study will be posted for at least another month, and can be easily accessed by clicking “John 15 Study” in the upper menu bar on your computer screen, or clicking the lines in upper left-hand corner of […]

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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-Some Days in John 15, Day 28: The World

Jesus has been preparing the disciples for His absence and for the future mission they will have when He returns to heaven. In verse 17, He says, “These things I command you, so that you will love one another,” essentially repeating His command from verse 12, urging Christ-like love among His followers. But He is also setting the stage for talking about the hatred His disciples most surely will experience at […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 24: Abiding in His Love

Jesus loves us like His Father loves Him — with a love that has no beginning, that has existed before the world was created, with a love that has no end, from which we can never be separated, with a love that has no limits. He has called us to abide in that love — to remain in it, to stay in it. If we keep His commandments, He says, we will abide in […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 23: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

These catch up days seem to come around awfully fast! Use this day to work on previous lessons, work on memorizing all or part of the chapter, and take the time to listen to another collection of songs related to our study — this time on loving one another. (Feel free to add other relevant songs in the comments.) For an optional lesson, I heartily recommend checking out another study […]

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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 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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