“Living On Mission” – John 15:16

October 6, 2019           Pastor Wayne Putman

Because of God’s love & acceptance I desire to…

  • Live in CHRIST & His Words live in me – John 15:5

John 15:5 – I am the vine (the source of life); you are the branches. Those who live (abide) in Me, and I in them, will bear much friut.  

John 15:8 – When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to My Father.

  • Live in COMMUNITY – John 15:9 & 17

John 15:9 & 17 – I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in My love. This is my command: love each other.

John 15:13-14, 16 – Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you… You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for using My Name.

“A faith that does not change me does not (Click to show) me either.” 

1ST – GOD’S (Click to show)

John 14:12-14 NLT - I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

Ephesians 4:11 NIV – “So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” 

2nd – GOD’S (Click to show) 

John 15:16a AMP – “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting.” 

John 17:16-18 AMP – “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth [set them apart for Your purposes, make them holy]; Your word is truth. Just as You commissioned and sent Me into the world, I also have commissioned and sent them (believers) into the world.” 

3RD – GOD’S (Click to show)

John 15:13-14 AMP – “No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment] than to lay down his own life for his friends. You are my friends if you keep on doing what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything that I have heard from My Father.” 

“How can we really believe what the Gospel tells us about why we are saved, and what the fate of others is without Christ, and do (Click to show)?
- J. D. Greear