The Greatest Love

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John 15:12-17

Disciples’ Relation to Each Other

12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 This I command you, that you love one another.

Discussion Questions

May 27th ,2018

1. This passage of Scripture begins and ends with Jesus commanding His followers to love one another, and it starts by saying “… love one another, just as I have loved you.” Think of three concrete ways in which Jesus has loved you … name them.

2. With Memorial Day coming soon, we remember the ultimate sacrifice of those who have died for their country. Given the context of Jesus’ teaching in the Upper Room, just hours before His arrest and the day before His crucifixion, what even deeper meaning do His words “greater love has no one than this” have? How could this help us in sharing Christ?

3. In verse 16 Jesus makes plain that He appoints His hearers to “go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain.” What keeps us from bearing fruit that remains? See verses 1-8.

4. Name one practical way you can love another believer the way Jesus has loved you. How often do you do this?