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40 Days in the Word: Week 6 - Understanding the Bible

2/21/2016
Ben Helton
John 15:1-17

Sermon Notes

John 15:1-17

Basic rules of interpretation

  1. Consider the historical context.

  2. Define the key words.

  3. Interpret unclear passages with clear passages.

    • Bearing fruit is produced by remaining in Christ. v. 4
    • Bearing fruit brings glory to God. v. 8
    • Bearing fruit brings complete joy. v. 11
  4. Look for the most obvious meaning.

    • Remaining in Christ produces answered prayers. v. 7

    • Answered prayer brings glory to God!

      John 14:13

    • Answered prayer gives me complete joy!

      John 16:24

    John 15:16

    Key Truth: I bear fruit by asking in prayer.

My personal application (Matthew 7:24)

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