#30 in the series Come & See.
The disciples are “between a rock and a hard place!” Jesus has announced that He is leaving them (13:33) and next He will tell them they will be hated by others (15:18; 16:1). Sandwiched between this difficult news are truths that they/we can live by when He is gone and hard times come. Today, Jesus comforts them/us by saying even though He is gone they/we will still be connected to Him.
the TRUE VINE…15:1-17
the ANALOGY…_______ DISCIPLES bear _____________ FRUIT…15:1-6
TRUE DISCIPLES bear SPIRITUAL FRUIT!
*these points from Exalting Jesus in John, Matt Carter/Josh Wredberg