To Provide Fullness of Joy

July 18, 2021 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: 12 Reasons Jesus Came to Die

Passage: John 15:1–15:17

To Provide Fullness of Joy
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 7/18/2021
John 15:1–17

Sermon Theme: True believers abide in the Lord Jesus Christ, for apart from Him they can bear no eternal fruit. This union, which originates with Christ, is sealed by His substitutionary death and is completed by our response of faith, love, and obedience, which results in pure joy.

I. ABIDE IN THE TRUE VINE - (John 15:1–8)
    A. Introduction to the Vine Analogy - (v. 1)
    B. Function of the Vinedresser - (vv. 2–6)
        1. Authority to Remove Branches
        2. Authority to Prune Branches
    C. Description of Abiding in Christ - (vv. 7–8)
        1. Connection to the Word
        2. Connection to Prayer

II. ABIDE IN CHRIST'S LOVE - (John 15:9–17)
    A. Flows from God's Love for Us - (v. 9)
    B. Results in Obedience - (vv. 10, 12–15)
        1. Condition of Obedience
        2. Summarized by Love
    C. Connection to Prayer - (vv. 16–17)

III. PURE JOY FOUND IN CHRIST - (John 15:11)
    A. Delight Yourself in Christ - (v. 11)
    B. Obedience Results in Pure Joy - (Application)

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