The Declaration of Dependence

John 15:1-17

“Apart from me you can do nothing.”

God will do whatever is necessary in your life so that you might bear lasting spiritual fruit for His glory.  15:1-2

Your response to the work of God in your life is to live in total dependence on Jesus Christ which will produce lasting spiritual fruit for His glory. 15:3-17

  • The fruit of your dependence on Christ is answered prayer. 15:7

 

  • The fruit of your dependence on Christ is a public witness for Christ. 15:8

 

  • The fruit of your dependence on Christ is obedience. 15:10, 14

 

  • The fruit of your dependence on Christ is joy.  15:11

 

  • The fruit of your dependence on Christ is a new identity. 15:14-15

 

  • The fruit of your dependence on Christ is loving others sacrificially. 15:9-13, 17

Reflection:

 

  • How are you staying vitally connected to Christ daily?
  • Are you living a life of independence or dependence?
  • What kind of fruit are you bearing?

“Apart from me you can do nothing.”