Connections that Count |April 1, 2021
John 15: 9-12
9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
As the disciples gather at their last meal with Jesus, how does he tell them they can remain in his love?
· What outcome can we expect from keeping Jesus’ commands?
· How does obedience lead to joy?
- Think about how you have experienced joy in Christian community. Write down three ways you can bring joy to others. Pick one and put it into practice.
Almighty God, by the power of your Holy Spirit, help us to keep Jesus’ commands so that we can flourish as a community both sustained and characterized by love. Amen.