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Lesson From the Vinyeard

August 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Plants grow better when they’ve been pruned.

God prunes unfruitful people from his vine.

What exactly does the word “unfruitful” mean here?

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Outline of John 15

August 29, 2009 Leave a comment

  1. Jesus Is the Vine, We Are the Branches
  2. Love and Hate, Multiple Perspectives

Come Now, Let’s Leave

August 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Jesus reminds his disciples that returning to the Father is a good thing.

It didn’t seem like a good thing, though.

What good things do we mistakenly identify as bad?

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Verses 25-27

August 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Jesus says we now have the Holy Spirit and peace.

What more could we need?

Why do I sometimes feel like I have access to neither?

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Verses 23-24

August 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Jesus says:

If I love Jesus, I will obey. This is the original conditional statement.
If I do not love Jesus, I will not obey. The inverse is true.

This means that if I won’t obey Jesus, then I don’t love him.
And if I obey, then I love Jesus.

Obedience = Loving Jesus

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Good Judas

August 26, 2009 Leave a comment

The other Judas asks Jesus a question (v. 22), and I struggle to see how Jesus’ reply answers him (vv. 23-28).

What do you think, dear Readers?

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Verses 8-21

August 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Philip follows up with a comment that clearly indicates he and the other disciples have missed a major point:

Jesus = God the Father

Oops.

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