quarta-feira, 19 de julho de 2017

JESUS CHRIST - His Ministry: The True Vine and the Branches - Disciples' Relation to Each Other - Disciple's Relation to the World - (John, Chapter 15)

The Gospel of John, Chapter 15


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1.1 "Jesus Calls the Disciples
to Remain in Him, the True Vine"
(vv 1-17)
and Galatians 5:1; Ephesians 3:17-19; Philippians 4:1;
Colossians 1:21-23;  1 John 2:27-29 ...

John 15:1-2

John 15
1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,
while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes
so that it will be even more fruitful.
3 You are already clean
because of the word I have spoken to you.

John 15:4

John 15:5

John 15
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches.
If you remain in me and I in you, 
you will bear much fruit;
apart from me you can do nothing.
6 If you do not remain in me,
you are like a branch 
that is thrown away and withers;
such branches are picked up, 
thrown into the fire and burned.
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.


John 15
8 This is to my Father’s glory, 
that you bear much fruit,
showing yourselves to be my disciples.

1.1.2 Love and Joy Perfected 
(vv 9-17) 
and 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13; Romans 12:10; 
Ephesians 5:1,2; 1 Peter 1:22... "Jesus' disciples must remain in his love"



JOHN 15:10 

1.2 Disciples' Relation to Each Other 

1.2.1 Living in Love 
(vv 12-17) 
and Ephesians 5:1,2

John 15
12 My command is this:
Love each other as I have loved you.

The Great Love of Jesus 
(v 13)

John 15:13 

John 15
13 Greater love has no one than this:
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
14 You are my friends if you do what I command.


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John 15

16 You did not choose me,

but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go

and bear fruit—fruit that will last—

and so that whatever you ask in my name

the Father will give you.


John 15
17 This is my command:
Love each other.

1.3 Disciples' Relation to the World  
(vv 18-27)

1.3.1 The World Hates the Disciples 
(vv 18-25)

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John 15
18 “If the world hates you, 
keep in mind that it hated me first.
19 If you belonged to the world,
 it would love you as its own. 
As it is, you do not belong to the world,
but I have chosen you out of the world.
That is why the world hates you.
20 Remember what I told you:
‘A servant is not greater than his master.’
If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.
If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
21 They will treat you this way because of my name,
for they do not know the one who sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them,
they would not be guilty of sin;
but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.
24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, 
they would not be guilty of sin.
As it is, they have seen,
and yet they have hated both me and my Father.
25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law:
‘They hated me without reason.’

1.3.2 The Work of the Holy Spirit 
(vv 26,27)

His Presence Dove Holy Ghost Spirit 

John 15
26 “When the Advocate comes,
whom I will send to you from the Father—
the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—
he will testify about me.
27 And you also must testify,
for you have been with me from the beginning. 

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