• The World’s Hatred

    John 15:18–21

    In his commentary John, Dr. R.C. Sproul writes, “We are not supposed to go looking for persecution or hostility, but if we never experience it, that should be a wake-up call to tell us we may not be as ...Read More

  • Friends of the Savior

    John 15:14–17

    We have the honor of being not only servants of Jesus but also friends to whom He has revealed God’s plan of salvation. Let us not fail to be grateful for that honor, and as we remember that we are ...Read More

  • Christian Love Defined

    John 15:12–13

    Christian love is costly, and it looks for ways to give of itself to others. Every day, there are little ways we can sacrifice some of our rights and privileges in order to love others, especially those in the body ...Read More

  • Jesus, the First and the Last

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  • Abiding in the Love of Christ

    John 15:9–11

    Do we love Christ? If we do, we will seek to abide in His love, and we will abide in His love by seeking to obey Him. As we do that, however, we must never think that our obedience merits ...Read More

  • Proving Our Discipleship for God’s Glory

    John 15:8

    Expositing the parable of the vine, Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John: “As Christians, we will bear fruit, but it will vary in degree. The closer we stay to Christ, the more fruit we will bear.” Since ...Read More

  • How We Bear Fruit

    John 15:7

    As Christians, we are called to abide in Christ and to have His words abide in us. Yet, all too often we seek to live according to our own wisdom, neglecting His words and seeking our own way. When we ...Read More

  • Burning Branches

    John 15:6

    Although Jesus teaches that all who are in a state of salvation will persevere in faith to the end, that does not mean we should take the warning of John 15:6 lightly. Professing Christians who are not bearing spiritual fruit ...Read More

  • Vine and Branches

    John 15:1–5

    Jesus’ fundamental point in today’s passage is that spiritual fruitfulness is impossible apart from Him. He is the source of our fruitfulness, He supplies the power to make us fruitful, and He guides us in what spiritual fruit actually looks ...Read More

  • How Providence Nurtures Faith

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