In the context, Christ’s endless love for his disciples on the last night of his life on earth seems to emphasize God’s love even for those who fail and disappoint him. “And I will send you the Divine Encourager from the very presence of my Father. John 15 - NIV: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life, “You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey. John 14:15 Love for Christ is proven and demonstrated by our obedience to all that he says. My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness! 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes [] so that it will be even more fruitful. The Passion Translation® Copyright © 2017 by Passion & Fire Ministries, Inc. Used by permission. And all of this has happened to fulfill what is written in their Scriptures: They hated me for no reason. Cancel {{#items}} {{human}} {{/items}} ← Chapter. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you() No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine If anyone hates me, they hate my Father also. So you must remain in life-union with me, for I remain in life-union with you. John 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches. But if you live in life-union with me and if my words live powerfully within you—then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done. And your fruit will last, because whatever you ask of my Father, for my sake,[p] he will give it to you! And you will tell everyone the truth about me, for you have walked with me from the start.”. TPT . 4 So you must remain in life-union with me,[ d] for I remain in life-union with you. [t] 23 If anyone hates me, they hate my Father also. For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. This is a complete Sunday School teaching package for children 4-8 to go with LOVE ONE ANOTHER: John 15 9-17. 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 20 So remember what I taught you, that a servant isn’t superior to his master. All rights reserved. All rights reserved. But I call you my most intimate friends. The Passion Translation (TPT) is a new, heart-level translation, using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, that expresses God’s fiery heart of love to this generation, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. But I call you my most intimate friends,[m] for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father. So remember what I taught you, that a servant isn’t superior to his master. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless. 11 My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness! 5 “I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. - (a) To themselves.The Lord moves into another and wider development of the union between himself and his disciples. And all of this has happened to fulfill what is written in their Scriptures: “And I will send you the Divine Encourager, from the very presence of my Father. If you keep my commands, you will live in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by his love. Copyright © 2017 by BroadStreet Publishing® Group, LLC. 14 “You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey[j] all[k] that I command you. 18 “Just remember, when the unbelieving world hates you, they first hated me. “So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you. And if they obey my teachings, they will also obey yours. Please share -- Community Outreach Contractor for 15-month grant project. 15. He will come to you, the Spirit of Truth, emanating from the Father, and he will speak to you about me. within you—then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done. 15 “I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. While Matthew, Mark, and Luke give us the history of Christ, John unveils the mystery of Christ. 10 If you keep my commands, you will live in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by his love. [q] And since they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. “I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness! When your lives bear abundant fruit, you demonstrate that you are my mature disciples who glorify my Father! To bear fruit must come from loving each other, for the same Christ-life lives within every believer. He will come to you, the Spirit of Truth, emanating from the Father, and he will speak, And you will tell everyone the truth about me, for you have walked with me from the start.”. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine. We are not branches of many trees, but of one vine. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. When your lives bear abundant fruit, you demonstrate that you are my mature disciples who glorify my Father! Jesus the Living Vine. to bear fruit. 25 And all of this has happened to fulfill what is written in their Scriptures:[u] They hated me for no reason. These weekly lessons accompany the readings in the Lectionary for the Liturgical Year that many Churches follow. They will treat you this way because you are mine, and they don’t know the One who sent me. The Aramaic is “I have invited you” (as dinner guests). So remember what I taught you, that a servant isn’t superior to his master. [e] As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless. 27 And you will tell everyone the truth about me, for you have walked with me from the start.”, The Passion Translation®. And since they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. 6 If a person is separated from me, he is discarded; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire to be burned. 12 “So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you. 3 The words I have spoken over you have already cleansed[ c] you. However, the “choosing” and “commissioning” infers the latter. because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. I have chosen you and taken you out of the world to be mine. And your fruit will last, because whatever you ask of my Father, for my sake, So this is my parting command: Love one another deeply!”. “So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine. He cares for the branches connected to me by lifting and propping up the fruitless branches and pruning every fruitful branch to yield a greater harvest. He will come to you, the Spirit of Truth, emanating from the Father, and he will speak[x] to you about me. If you keep my commands, you will live in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by his love. John 15. But now, they have seen and hated both me and my Father. Version . Cancel. And since they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. So you must remain in life-union with me. They will treat you this way because you are mine. 22 “If I had not come and revealed myself[s] to the unbelieving world, they would not feel the guilt of their sin, but now their sin is left uncovered. 16 You didn’t choose me, but I’ve chosen[n] and commissioned you to go into the world[o] to bear fruit. If a person is separated from me, he is discarded; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire to be burned. The Aramaic is translated “my words take hold (are strong) within you.”. “Just remember, when the unbelieving world hates you, they first hated me. 10:19. 17 So this is my parting command: Love one another deeply!”. I have chosen you and taken you out of the world to be mine.