Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of A Tale of Two Sinners
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize John 13:34-35 and John 15: 4-5

Week 35: Day 3

Please watch the second part of A Tale of Two Sinners today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: John 14-15

14:1 “Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2There are many dwelling places in my Father’s house. Otherwise, I would have told you, because I am going away to make ready a place for you. 3And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come again and take you to be with me, so that where I am you may be too. 4And you know the way where I am going.” 5Thomas said, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you have known me, you will know my Father too. And from now on you do know him and have seen him.” 8Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.” 9Jesus replied, “Have I been with you for so long and yet you have not known me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, but the Father residing in me performs his miraculous deeds. 11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, believe because of the miraculous deeds themselves. 12I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. 15“If you love me, you will obey my commandments. 16Then I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept because it does not see him or know him. But you know him because he resides with you and will be in you. 18“I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you. 19In a little while the world will not see me any longer, but you will see me; because I live, you will live too. 20You will know at that time that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. 21The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him.” 22“Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” 23Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. 24The person who does not love me does not obey my words. And the word you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me. 25“I have spoken these things while staying with you. 26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and will cause you to remember everything I said to you. 27“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. 28You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father because the Father is greater than I am. 29I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. 30I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me, 31but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up, let us go from here. 15:1 “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. 2He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit. 3You are clean already because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. 5“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me—and I in him—bears much fruit because apart from me you can accomplish nothing. 6If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown out like a branch and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire and are burned up. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. 8My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples. 9“Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain in my love. 10If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete. 12My commandment is this—to love one another just as I have loved you. 13No one has greater love than this—that one lays down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15I no longer call you slaves because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends because I have revealed to you everything I heard from my Father. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 17This I command you—to love one another. 18“If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me first. 19If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. 20Remember what I told you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed my word, they will obey yours too. 21But they will do all these things to you on account of my name because they do not know the one who sent me. 22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. But they no longer have any excuse for their sin. 23The one who hates me hates my Father too. 24If I had not performed among them the miraculous deeds that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen the deeds and have hated both me and my Father. 25Now this happened to fulfill the word that is written in their law, ‘They hated me without reason.’ 26When the Advocate comes, whom I will send you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me, 27and you also will testify because you have been with me from the beginning. (NET Bible)

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