Loving Others

Today’s reading: John 15:12 Keeping it super short today. One of the final instructions Jesus gives to and emphasizes with His disciples is to love people like He loves them. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”...

Abide

Today’s reading: John 15:1-11 Ten times in John 15:1-11 Jesus uses the word “abide” as He talks with His disciples about their relationship with Him and what living a healthy, godly life requires and looks like. According to dictionary.com, the word...

Fruitful

Today’s reading: John 15:1-15 John 15:5 is one of my favorite Bible verses (so much so that I had this verse stenciled on my wall for quite a few years). I love how Jesus uses a familiar agricultural example to help us better understand the close and personal...

Helping Gift

Today’s reading: John 14:15-31 One of the final things Jesus talks about with the disciples is the coming gift of the Holy Spirit. And what an incredible gift He is, once we make the decision to receive Christ as our Savior. Identify at least three things this...

Believing. Following. Loving.

Today’s reading: John 14:12-31 As part of Jesus’s talk with the disciples preparing them about His impending death and departure from earth, He spends a portion of His time caringly instructing them about believing in, following after and loving Him....

God of Comfort

Today’s reading: John 14:1-14 Even though Jesus has told the disciples on several occasions what must happen to Him (His death and resurrection–see Mark 8:31-32; 9:30-32; 10:32-34), they don’t fully understand what He’s been telling and...