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September 2018

 

This month’s message is in the book of John Chapter 15 verses 12 thru 25. As you read the following inspired scriptures written by John the Apostle referring to “The Relationship of Believers”; may we open up our hearts and have a teachable spirit to receive what the Spirit of the Word of God is saying.

 

The Relationship of Believers to Each Other

 

John 15:12  aThis is my bcommandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a This is my)

1John 3:11  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b commandment, That ye love one another)

Romans 12:9  Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 

 

John 15:13 a Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Greater love hath no man than this)

1John 3:16  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 

 

John 15:14  a Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Ye are my friends)

Matthew 12:50  For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. 

Matthew 28:20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 

 

John 15:15  Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; a for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a for all things that I have heard of my Father)

Genesis 18:17  And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 

 

John 15:16  a Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and b ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father c in my name, he may give it you. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a Ye have not chosen me)

John 6:70  Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? 

John 13:18  I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. 

John 15:19  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b ordained you)

Colossians 1:6  Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (c in my name, he may give it you)

John 14:13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 

John 16:23  And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 

John 16:24  Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 

 

John 15:17  These things I command you, that ye love one another. 

 

The Relationship of Believers to the World

John 15:18  aIf the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a If the world hate you)

1John 3:13  Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

 

John 15:19  a If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but b because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a If ye were of the world, the world would love his own)

1John 4:5  They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 

 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b because ye are not of the world,)

John 17:14  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 

 

John 15:20  Remember the word that I said unto you, a The servant is not greater than his lord. If  they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; b if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a The servant is not greater than his lord)

John 13:16  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.)

Exodus 3:7  And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 

 

John 15:21  Buta all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake)

Matthew 10:22  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 

Matthew 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 

 

John 15:22  a If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: a but now they have no cloke for their sin. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a If I had not come and spoken unto them)

John 9:41  Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. 

John 15:24  If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b but now they have no cloke for their sin.)

Jamess 4:17  Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. 

 

John 15:23  a He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a He that hateth me hateth my Father also.)

1John 2:23  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 

 

John 15:24  If I had not done among them a the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they bothb seen and hated both me and my Father. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a the works which none other man did, they had not had sin)

John 3:2  The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b seen and hated both me and my Father.)

John 14:9  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 

 

John 15:25  But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, a They hated me without a cause. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a They hated me without a cause. )

Psalm 35:19  Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. 

Psalm 69:4  They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. 

Psalm 109:3  They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. 

Psalm 109:4  For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. 

Psalm 109:5  And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 

 

Conclusion

Our choices and decisions on receiving God's Word are very important to each one of us.  We must learn to put our Faith and Trust in God and His Word the Holy Bible. Will you take this day, time and this very hour to make your choice and or decision? Will you receive God and His Word “AND BE BORN AGAIN INTO HIS KINGDOM”? Below is a prayer to receive Jesus Christ and start a relationship of eternal life with Him.

 Prayer to Receive Jesus as Lord and Savior:

Heavenly Father,

I come to you in the Name of Jesus, I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and believe He died on the cross and rose on the third day. I ask you to come into my heart. I ask you now to wash me and cleanse me. I give you my spirit, soul and body.  I will with your help follow you all the days of my life. I thank you for writing my name in the Lambs Book of life.
Thank you Father, In Jesus Name, Amen

JOY IN LIFE = SERVANT HOOD

REMEMBER THIS “JOY” = JESUS FIRST, OTHERS SECOND AND YOU "YOURSELF" LAST.

It is our prayer that this message of  “The Relationship of Believers” has brought hope and help to your life and that you will totally give all of your spirit, your soul and your body to Jesus Christ and be a mighty witness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To go forth with what God has called you to do with Him. May God's riches blessings and His love be poured out on your life daily in Jesus Name?

In His Love and His Service,

William & Susan

 

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from the King James Version of the Bible.