Category: John 15 Study

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 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-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 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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