The author has made a compelling case as to why the Jewish reader must embrace a relationship with God through Jesus vs. performing for God through obeying the Law. The author now turns his full attention to the lifestyle that… Read More
How do you approach someone who confesses to trust in Christ and yet does not live in allegiance to Christ? What do you say when a person you know aﬃrms that they trust in Christ’s righteousness and yet live trusting… Read More
Christianity is for rule-keeping people.” “Christians are no fun.” Are these statements accurate? Was Jesus a frown-maker? A joy-killer? No. Jesus intended that the lives of His disciples be spontaneous and filled with joy rather than burdensome and boring. However,… Read More
In this section of John we have considered how Israel failed to be God’s vine (c.f. Isaiah 5:1-30, Jeremiah 2:20-22) and how Jesus proclaimed Himself as the “true vine” (John 15:1). Essentially, Jesus succeeded in trusting God in all the… Read More
Jesus makes it clear to His followers that because they love Him, He expects them to keep his commandments. He then explains the provision He is making so that they will be able to obey: The Holy Spirit.