Joy and Glory (John 15)

Break the Dawn, Episode 2

We cultivate lasting joy by truly loving.

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Notes

  • We are cultivated by God to be fruitful (vv 1-9)

    • Vine Growth is crazy--everybody gets cut (v2)

    • What is Pruning--fruit for the vinedresser is glory for the vinedresser (v8)

    • Heat is useful!

      • Abiding indicates a life-giving relationship (discipleship, love, vv 8-9)

      • Loose association does not give life (vv 2 and 6)

  • We cultivate joy by truly loving (vv 9-17)

    • How to abide? Commandment--“love as I have loved you.” (vv 10, 12, 14)

      • Lay down His life (v13)

      • Servants to friends (v15)--sharing plans

      • Friends & enemies

    • I will do it (14:14), it will be done (15:7), He will do it (15:16)

    • Fruit of cultivation is JOY! (v11)

  • We are helped to cultivate a lasting harvest(vv 18-16:4a)

    • Fruit of discipleship is hatred

      • The world is condemned because we follow Jesus (vv 22 & 24)

      • There is no room for middle ground (v 23)

    • The Helper cultivates lasting fruit

      • Joy

      • Witness

    • Don’t be surprised (16:4)

  • What is expected?

    • We love Jesus--body/vine

    • We love one another

    • We are opposed

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