John 15: You are My friends if you do whatever I command you

If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love

John 15:10-13
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If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
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These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
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This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:10-13 - KJV
10
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
11
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
  1. What must we do, to abide in His love?
    • John 15:10
      If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
      "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
  2. What did Jesus do to abide in His Father's love?
    • John 15:10
      If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
      "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
  3. Why did Jesus speak these things?
    • John 15:11
      These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
      "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
  4. What is His commandment to us?
    • John 15:12
      This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
      "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
  5. How can we demonstrate the greatest love?
    • John 15:13
      Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
      "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

John 15:14-17
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Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
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Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
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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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These things I command you, that ye love one another.

John 15:14-17 - KJV
14
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
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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These things I command you, that ye love one another.
  1. What must we do, to be a friend of Jesus?
    • John 15:14
      Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
      "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
  2. If we obey Jesus, what will He call us?
    • John 15:15
      Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
      "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
  3. What did Jesus choose us to do?
    • John 15:16
      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.
      "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My Name He may give you.
  4. When we pray in His name, what will the Father do?
    • John 15:17
      These things I command you, that ye love one another.
      "whatever you ask the Father in My Name He may give you.
  5. What did Jesus command a second time?
    • John 15:17
      These things I command you, that ye love one another.
      "These things I command you, that you love one another.