John 15:9-25

  1. People think of the Christian life as a joyless observance of rules.
    What answer to this contained in these verses?
    Is it your experience?
  2. If we are disciples of Jesus, why must we expect hatred from the world?
    Why did many hate and persecute Jesus?
  3. Love not only feels, but acts.
    By what actions is:
    (a) the love of the Father shown to the Son,
    (b) the love of the Son to his disciples, and
    (c) the love of the disciples to one another?
    Cf. 3:35; 5:20; 1John 3:16-18.