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Importance of Obedience
John 15:6

Paul J. Bucknell

The Bible Teacher's Commentary Series

Deepening Intimacy | Obedience | Assumptions
Means of Intimacy #1 The Vinedresser | #2 True Vine | #3 Success |
#4 Means of Success | #5 Promise of Abiding | #6 Purpose of Abiding |
#7 Need of Obedience | #8 Need of Love | Friendship John 15:16-17 | Applying the Principles John 15:16 | Summary Principles |
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Purpose: Importance of Obedience emphasizes the importance of obedience found in Jesus' words from John 15:6 and its important place for abiding in Christ.This is part of a greater series on Abiding in Jesus.

Importance of Obedience (John 15:6)

Jesus alluded to obedience in this passage. And though we will not spend much time on this, it is worth noting how inconsistent we can be in our belief.

Writing to those that follow Him, Jesus said, “If anyone does not abide in me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned” (John 15:6).

Description and purchase Abiding in JesusJesus is the life producing vine. The branches stand for those people aligning themselves with Jesus. Some branches are convinced that they belong to the vine, but in fact they are not. Is this not what Jesus means when He says the branches that does not abide in Him will be burnt up in the last days?

All genuine believers will not only cognitively say that they are Christians but really believe that living with Christ presents the best life possible. We must confront our doubts or our doubts will conquer us.

Reaching Beyond Mediocrity shows how to sport and fight doubts

What Jesus offers is so much better than anything the world provides. It is a complete deception to think that God’s ways are in any way inferior to what the world offers. As time allows, we will show the absolute beauty of God’s way over the world’s ways.

Some Christians are concerned that our usage of words of success and productivity indicate a compromise with the world. I understand their concerns. Success is more often wrongly than rightly used and thought of. Jesus however does not allow us to ignore or reject these concepts. Does not the word ‘fruitful’ produce the image of lush, abundant, pleasant, fulfilling, good, etc.?

We should reject the world’s goal and understanding of success but not the ideas of life that help us engage in more fruitful lives.

=> Continue reading: Three assumptions associated with living a fruitful life.

Other BFF articles on obedience

Genesis 12:10-20; 20 – The Bible Teaching Commentary: Place Detour: Abraham ...
As we take one step in obedience, in His time He shows us more. ... Obedience keeps one spirit in a wonderful reliance upon God. ...

The Purpose of Joshua 10:12-14: Beyond Mediocrity – The Day the ...
I would like to propose that God was delighted in how Joshua led His people in obedience and that when we step in obedience to God that He again will do ...

Judges 2:4-5 The Superficial Response of the People
The whole point of this section is to provoke the people into obedience. ... But if you or I are not living out obedience to His commands, He knows the end ...

Authority & Obedience: Biblical Parenting Principles
Learn how the style of parenting can wrongly or rightly influence a child's behavior. A scriptural perspective of the parents' responsibility to govern ...

Nehemiah 8:13-18 Reward of Obedience - Rebuilding Our Faith Have you ever read God's Word and not really understood it but just never followed it up? Maybe it was in your devotional Bible reading of the day or it was ...

Ephesians 6:4 ~ "Obedience requires training" is part 4 of 5 of The Bible Teacher's Commentary series on Ephesians 6:1-4 which outlines the parents' responsibility ...

Joshua 10:1-11 'A. Joshua Followed the Lord in Obedience' gives us the explanation and applicaiton of the first battle scene from Gilgal to Gibeon and later ...s

Ephesians 6:2-3 ~ "B) Obedience brings profit" is part 3 of 5 of The Bible Teacher's Commentary series on Ephesians 6:1-4 which shows the wonderful blessings that ...

Finding Hope to Combat Depression: Overcoming Depression ...
"Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He ... The key to endurance is to go back to your life call of obedience to your Master. ...

Haggai: Rebuilding the Temple: Commentary and Notes on Haggai 1:12 ...
Obedience is the best sign of repentance. Repentance requires a change in which a people would respond to God. Obedience is what God really wanted in the ...

"Only a little sin" 1 John 1:8-10 | Our pride of partial obedience covers up the guilt of the missing obedience. Righteous living is 100% obedience. When these thoughts begin to seep into our ...

Deuteronomy 8:1-20 Responding to God's Word in our Lives - Living ...
I will point us to two kinds of responses: obedience and remembering. ... Let's look at the specific verses here pointing us to obedience.