Lesson No. 492
Book of John, Chapter 15
"All the Words of Chapter 15 are.....in RED"

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Jesus teaches about the Vine and the branches
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another. Jesus warns about the world’s hatred 18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. 23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. 26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27 and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

Lesson No. 492            "All the Words of Chapter 15 are.....in RED"

 John Chapter 15                                                          12/15/2019

1)  What does Jesus mean  when He says that He is the true vine and the Father is the vinedresser?  What does that make us and what do we produce?  (Hint: verses 1, 2)

2)  How are we cleaned or prepared?  (Hint: verse 3)  And can we bear fruit on our own?  (Hint: verses 4, 5)

3)  What happens to branches not connected to the vine?  (Hint: verse 6)

4)  How do we do things through the vine?  (Hint: 7-9)  We are connected through prayer and love to the Father!

5)  How do we keep Jesus' love in us and how do we have his joy in us?   (Hint: verses 10-11)  Jesus repeats the one and only 'commandment' of the New Testament again in verse 12.  Say it every ‘church’ fellowship time!

6)  Jesus tells us of his great love for us and that we are his friends that serve him rather than simply servants (verses 13-15), what's the difference?

7)  Verses 15 and 16 reveal some great things to us!  What are they?

8)  Jesus then goes on to explain to us our struggle in the world, what is it?  (Hint: verses 18, 19)

9)  Jesus goes on to tell us they hate us because the hate Him because they know not the Father that sent Jesus (verses 20, 21), but then goes on to tells why the non-believers are now in sin; why is that?  (Hint: verse 22)

10)  Jesus repeats the situation in verses 23 through 24, and gives us some prophesy in verse 25 that it bone-chilling!  Has this already happened?  Will it be worse in the end-times?

11)  Jesus concludes with the promise of the sending of the Comforter and we see what His job and our job is.  What is it?  Do we do this by allowing the Holy Spirit to work through us?  Hope so!

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