FRUIT WE MUST BEAR
Passage: John 15:4-5
The Parable of the Good Samaritan – Context
I. Put John 15 in its context
A. Ch. 13: Jesus’ Last Supper with His Disciples
1. Washing the Disciples’ Feet
2. Giving A New Commandment—Love One Another
B. Ch. 14: Farewell Discourse
1. “I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life"
2. Promise of the Holy Spirit
C. Ch. 15: “I Am the True Vine”
II. Fruit We Must Bear: Foot Washing
III. Key to Bearing Fruit: Remain in Me
Ask God, “Whose feet should I wash this week?”
What will you do to remain/abide in Jesus this week?
Life Group Discussion Questions
- Have you ever talked to someone whose comment had nothing to do with the topic of your conversation? Share your experience.
- Why is context important in understanding a text?
- Have you ever tried to change people? Was it successful or was it not? Why was it successful or why not was it not successful?
- Is it possible to accept people just as they are?
- What does it mean to you to wash somebody else’s feet?
- How can we remain in Christ?
Take time to think of somebody God is bringing to your mind whose feet you should wash. Write down that person’s name and quietly pray that the Lord will give you the courage to approach that person. Remember, “Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit…” (John 15:5).