Welcome to the POG Blog! The Saturday blog will be different than the others. Instead of a staff person or lay leader beginning the discussion, we are asking that YOU begin the discussion on what today’s Scripture is saying to you and how it relates to Sunday’s message. Enjoy praying, digging in, sharing thoughts and responding!
Have a great Saturday! Denise
Today's Scripture reading is: John 15: 13-21
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.(A) 14 You are my friends(B) if you do what I command.(C) 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.(D) 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you(E) so that you might go and bear fruit(F)—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.(G) 17 This is my command: Love each other.(H)
The World Hates the Disciples
18 “If the world hates you,(I) keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you(J) out of the world. That is why the world hates you.(K) 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[a](L) If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.(M) If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name,(N) for they do not know the one who sent me.(O)
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