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John 15

John  15

ABIDE TO LOVE, ENDURE & TESTIFY

April 25, 2010

Simon Goncharenko

21 FELLOWSHIP – SBC

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It is only by abiding in Christ that believers will be able to love one another and endure the world’s hostility while testifying to it.

 

I.                   ABIDE – the key to our relationship with God – vv. 1-8. 

A.    The nature’s example of abiding – vv. 1-3.

B.     The command to abide – vv. 4-6.

C.     The benefits of abiding – vv. 7-11.

                                                              i.      Answered prayer – v. 7.

                                                            ii.      Enjoyment of a loving relationship with Christ – vv. 9-10.

                                                          iii.      Complete joy – v. 11.

II.                LOVE – the essence of our relationship with one another – vv. 12-17. 

A.    The command to love and the example of love – vv. 12-15.

B.     Fruitbearing - the outcome of loving one another – vv. 16-17.

III.             ENDURE & TESTIFY – the theme of our relationship with the world – vv. 18-27. 

A.    Endure in the face of the world’s hostility

                                                              i.      The world’s hostility is not personal – v. 18.

                                                            ii.      The cause of the hostility – vv. 19-21.

                                                          iii.      The extent of the hostility – vv. 22-25.

B.     Testify when the Holy Spirit leads -  vv. 26-27.