Tag Archives: John 15

No reason – no excuse

John 15:22-25 Joh 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now they have no excuse for their sin. Joh 15:23 The one who hates me also hates my Father. Joh … Continue reading

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Our two destinies

John 15:16-18 Joh 15:16 You did not select me, but I selected you. I destined you to leave and produce fruit and that your fruit should stay, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give … Continue reading

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What the gospel mission entails

John 15:11-15 Joh 15:11 I have spoken these things to you so that my joy may be in you and your joy may reach its peak. Joh 15:12 This is my command: Love one another just like I have loved … Continue reading

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Lettering in the red letters

John 15:7-10 Joh 15:7 If you stay on me and my sayings stay in you, ask whatever you want and it will happen for you. Joh 15:8 My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and show … Continue reading

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The consequences of separation

John 15:4-6 Joh 15:4 Stay on me, and I in you. Just as a shoot is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you stay on me. Joh 15:5 I am … Continue reading

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his pruning method

his pruning method Joh 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vineyard keeper. Joh 15:2 He removes every shoot on me that does not produce fruit, and he prunes each that produces fruit so that it … Continue reading

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Jesus still has many things to say

John 15:18-16:15.    Much of the Holy Spirit’s ministry in believer’s lives is warranted by this statement:  “I still have many things to say” (16:12).  He said some of those things through the inspired Scriptures. Believers gather regularly to hear more … Continue reading

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Jesus: the true vine

John 15:1-17.   If I wanted to talk about predestination and election, this passage provides a good proof-text.  Jesus told his disciples that they did not choose him, but he chose them (16).  If I wanted to talk about free-will, this … Continue reading

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faithfulness or fruitfulness?

John 15:1-17.  As long as the branches remain connected to the vine, fruit should be the automatic result. If anything  keeps a branch from bearing fruit, the Father will bring out the pruning shears and remove it.  The fruit is … Continue reading

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