Category: John 15 Study

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 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 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 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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