John Chapter 15
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16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
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Matthew Henry's John Chapter 15 Bible commentary...
Christ the true Vine. (1-8) His love to his disciples. (9-17) foretold. (18-25) The Comforter promised. (26,27)1-8 Jesus Christ is the Vine, the true Vine. The union of the human and Divine natures, and the fulness of the Spirit that is in him, resemble the root of the vine made fruitful by the moisture from a rich soil. Believers are branches of this Vine. The root is unseen, and our life is hid with Christ; the root bears the tree, diffuses sap to it, and in Christ are all supports and supplies. The branches of the vine are many, yet, meeting in the root, are all but one vine; thus all true Christians, though in place and opinion distant from each other, meet in Christ. Believers, like the branches of the vine, are weak, and unable to stand but as they are borne up. The Father is the Husbandman. Never was any husbandman so wise, so watchful, about his vineyard, as God is about his church, which therefore must prosper. We must be fruitful. From a vine we look for grapes, and from a Christian we look for a Christian temper, disposition, and life. We must honour God, and do good; this is bearing fruit. The unfruitful are taken away. And even fruitful branches need pruning; for the best have notions, passions, and humours, that require to be taken away, which Christ has promised to forward the sanctification of believers, they will be thankful, for them. The word of Christ is spoken to all believers; and there is a cleansing virtue in that word, as it works grace, and works out corruption. And the more fruit we bring forth, the more we abound in what is good, the more our Lord is glorified. In order to fruitfulness, we must abide in Christ, must have union with him by faith. It is the great concern of all Christ's disciples, constantly to keep up dependence upon Christ, and communion with him. True Christians find by experience, that any interruption in the exercise of their faith, causes holy affections to decline, their corruptions to revive, and their comforts to droop. Those who abide not in Christ, though they may flourish for awhile in outward profession, yet come to nothing. The fire is the fittest place for withered branches; they are good for nothing else. Let us seek to live more simply on the fulness of Christ, and to grow more fruitful in every good word and work, so may our joy in Him and in his salvation be full.
9-17 Those whom God loves as a Father, may despise the hatred of all the world. As the Father loved Christ, who was most worthy, so he loved his disciples, who were unworthy. All that love the Saviour should continue in their love to him, and take all occasions to show it. The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment, but the joy of those who abide in Christ's love is a continual feast. They are to show their love to him by keeping his commandments. If the same power that first shed abroad the love of Christ's in our hearts, did not keep us in that love, we should not long abide in it. Christ's love to us should direct us to love each other. He speaks as about to give many things in charge, yet names this only; it includes many duties.
18-25 How little do many persons think, that in opposing the doctrine of Christ as our Prophet, Priest, and King, they prove themselves ignorant of the one living and true God, whom they profess to worship! The name into which Christ's disciples were baptized, is that which they will live and die by. It is a comfort to the greatest sufferers, if they suffer for Christ's name's sake. The world's ignorance is the true cause of its hatred to the disciples of Jesus. The clearer and fuller the discoveries of the grace and truth of Christ, the greater is our sin if we do not love him and believe in him.
26,27. The blessed Spirit will maintain the cause of Christ in the world, notwithstanding the opposition it meets with. Believers taught and encouraged by his influences, would bear testimony to Christ and his salvation.
Jemal Adem's John Chapter 15 comment about verse 16 on 4/10/2014, 10:45pm...
Is GOD predesind us? NO! Jesus is talking abunt the Gospil good news john 3 16 GOD choos all of us! We have free choose. GOD choos all man to be saved! But it is ur asnswer to GOD 's calling. GOD Bless you!
Kim Mc Donald's John Chapter 15 comment about verse 16 on 4/09/2014, 12:38pm...
God has Chosen me to be the love of his life and to bring followers in to his kingdom so that we all can be saved. No hate in our hearts only but love and saviors in the father and son of the holy name
ARTHUR REECE's John Chapter 15 comment about verse 14 on 3/19/2014, 4:17pm...
I BELIEVE IT IT IS JUST AS TRUE AS JOHN 3 16 OR ANY OTHER OF THE INSPIRED SCRIPTURES JESUS MEANT WHAT HE SAID THAT S THE WAY TO BE HIS FRIEND AND BE SAVED HE GAVE THE HOLY GHOST TO THEM THAT OBEY HIM HE IS THE AUTHOR OF EVERLASTING SALVATION TO THEM THAT OBEY HIM AMEN
Idowu Olanike Oluwabukola's John Chapter 15 comment on 3/06/2014, 2:00am...
John15 15 make us to understand what we are in God. Jesus said we're not servant but friend. Does give us insight of His plans and His love for us which we should embrace with totality of heart
Thabiso Gina's John Chapter 15 comment on 2/19/2014, 5:15am...
Valerie Gee it simply means that we should love each other as we love ourself Shayesteh He is simply refering to the Holy spirit which he sent after he departed from earth as the comforter
Faithfull's John Chapter 15 comment on 2/18/2014, 5:00pm...
Valerie Gee s John Chapter 15 comment on 2 18 2014 9 52am What does it mean that a man should lay down his life for his friends Valerie Gee s It mean you have a friend in Jesus But the real question is does Jesus have a friend in you
Valerie Gee's John Chapter 15 comment on 2/18/2014, 9:52am...
What does it mean that a man should lay down his life for his friends
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