Fruitful Witness (John 15:1-16:4)

Passage: John 15:1-16:4
Service Type:

Fruitful Witness

John 15:1-16:4

(Reading 15:1-17)

1.  Context: Jesus preparing his disciples for his departure (John 13-17)

2. Love: the disciples are to remain in Jesus’ love

they have been prepared to bear fruit, but must remain in Jesus to do so (v1-4)

they are dependent upon Jesus – without Him they can do nothing (v5-8)

they will remain in Jesus love as they keep his commands (v9-17)

3. Hate: the disciples are to expect to be hated

because they don’t belong (v18-19)

because Jesus is hated …       (v20-25)

because they bear witness to Jesus (26-27)


4. Jesus’ warning and preparation of His disciples echoes through to all who follow Jesus