GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO JOHN
Van Nattan's questions are in blue and are NOT inspired and final. You do not
have to agree with Steve. Also, if you do not understand something you are reading,
do not stop and dwell on it too long. Just keep reading and deal with what you
15:1 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
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.
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.
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:
ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
the key verse of John:
20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
to help you decide if you believe the Gospel in John Chapter Fifteen
1-8- Is it your desire to give Jesus Christ the rest of your life to live the
way he directs?
9-17- Is Jesus your best friend? Are you willing to have God's people for your
best friends after Jesus? Are you willing to leave the old friends who sinned
with you? You cannot be the friend of Jesus Christ and his people, and at the
same time be the friend of sinful people who want nothing to do with Jesus. You
can only tell them about Jesus.
18-25- Has anyone hated you or confessed faith in Jesus because they saw how you
loved Jesus? If not, why is your faith a big secret? vs. 27
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