Category: Family Worship

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 31: Summarizing

We did a lot of writing on Saturday. Let’s look at what is in our notebooks now. These closing verses of John 15 should comfort and prepare, but also challenge, us. Assignment: Pray for guidance and understanding before you start studying. Then open Blue Letter Bible to John 15, and your notebook to the chart you created on Day 29. Let’s remember the historical setting of this chapter. What are Jesus and […]

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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 27: Chosen

We obey Jesus because we’re His friends. We’re friends because Jesus died for us and chose us to be His friends. Assignment: Pray as you begin your study today. Pray for understanding and a humble, teachable heart. Then take our your marking copy of John 15 and your colored pencils or pens. We’re going to look for some words today. But first, test yourself on what you’ve been memorizing. Recite that portion of […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 26: Friends

Jesus speaks to His disciples. He’s about to go to the cross, and He says, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” Do we earn Christ’s friendship by obeying Him? If we don’t obey, do we lose that friendship? Or does this verse mean something different? Let’s dig deeper. Assignment: Pray, thanking Jesus for […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 25: The Greatest Love

Jesus has so much to teach us through His words to His disciples. I don’t want to rush through the last verses of this so-rich-chapter. So we’ll be adding four extra lessons. We’ll finish up next Thursday, and then I’ll post a list of ideas for those of you who would like to continue studying the chapter on your own. As we move forward in John 15, Jesus commands His […]

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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 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 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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