November 26th, 2017
Life Group Questions:
- Read John 15:5-13 together as a group.
- What is the fruit John is talking about in verse 5? (Galatians 5:22-23)
- Does it bring you peace knowing that He says, “apart from Me you can do nothing.” (vs. 5)
- Read verse 10 again. How do you remain in God’s love? What does this look like?
- What command does He give in verse 12? In what ways do you see the Church fulfilling this? In what ways is the Church falling short?
- In what ways are you fulfilling verse 12? In what ways would you like to do better?
Sermon Notes and Scripture:
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. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
John 15:5-13 (NIV)