Back to What We Know

Re:Verse Passage – John 15:9-17 (day four)

Have you ever said, “I just don’t know what God wants me to do?”  Maybe you have felt that you have not heard from God in a while.  I have good news for you.  We have a direct command from Jesus!  This passage should answer that need.  We are to love…we are to serve…we are to bear fruit.  To love, to serve, to share Christ…they are all the same.  If we love God, we will serve others as a fruit of our relationship with Him.  The first and foremost service to another is to share the love of God with them.  There is a wonderful benefit to being obedient to this command also…”whatever you ask of the Father in Jesus’ name, He will give you.”  Love, joy, answered prayer…what more could a person want?  If we start with the commands that Jesus has already given us in Scripture, He may open more to us.  He looks for our faithfulness to the basics first before giving the big assignments!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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  1. Great reminder, “We are to love…we are to serve…we are to bear fruit.” I could not agree more, “To love, to serve, to share Christ…they are all same”. So simple and doable, right?

    We must love God because He loves us first. And because He sacrificed and died for us on the cross, we are to love Him. And because we love Him, we will follow Him and His examples. We are to serve Him well by loving one another and by loving one another in Christ, we will bear fruit of our obedience and faithfulness to God! Who will not receive God’s rewards if we do exactly as He wanted for us to do? And when we listen and obey Him, how can God turn away from us when we ask Him? The fruit of obedience and faithfulness to God will be ever-lasting and priceless! Thank you for the devotional!

    Phuong Le Callaway, PHD, CA

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