Discipleship: Part 17 John 15:8

John 15:8:

8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. (NKJV)

My thoughts:

-A disciple of Jesus is willing to go where Jesus went including a shameful death.

-God loves us- to fully realize God’s love is to obey His commands & have the desire to do so.

-It comes from more than a command but a willingness & respect. People we respect we are more likely to want to obey. It becomes a want to instead of a have to.

-The desire/willingness to obey God’s command lead to a selfless way of life. We want to get ourselves out of the way and let God have control.

-Out of our selflessness can flow the love that God commanded us to have as we are willing to let it flow.

-Jesus was the ultimate example of selflessness & love – He loved so much (not just us, but His Father) that He was willing to go through a painful, shameful death on a cross.

-Are you willing to make that same sacrifice in love?

BEC NT:

We have the privilege of sharing His life & knowing His will. We have the responsibility of abiding & obeying.

“If we are not marching together as the friends of the King (unity), we will never present a united front to the enemy.”

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