If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments

John 14:15 - If you love Me, keep My commandments

If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments
JOHN 14 BIBLE STUDY
John 14:12-14 Greater Works Than These

John 14:15-21 If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments

John 14:22 Judas
John 14:23-26 Keep My Words
JOHN 14:15  15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.

How does Jesus want us to express our "love" (John 14:15) for Him?
By keeping His commandments. Jesus did not say, "If you love Me, read the Bible more," or, "If you love Me, listen to more Biblical sermons." Bible reading and Biblical sermons teach us about Jesus and are important but the proof of our love for Jesus is obeying His instruction to "keep My commandments."

What is the flipside of "If you love Me, keep My commandments"?
'If you don't keep My commandments, you don't love Me.'

JOHN 14:16-17  16 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever - 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

Who is the "Spirit of truth" (John 14:17)?
Jesus said, "I am... the truth" (John 14:6), so the "Spirit of truth" is the Spirit of Jesus Christ. He is also called the Holy Spirit, or simply the "Spirit," as well as "Helper" above.

When will God the Father "give" (John 14:16) the Holy Spirit?
At Pentecost (see Acts 2).

Where is the Holy Spirit today?
He "dwells with" and is "in" (John 14:17) all true disciples of Jesus.

JOHN 14:18-19  18 “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. 19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.

How long did Jesus mean by "a little while" (John 14:19)?
"The world will see" Him "no more" (John 14:19) when He dies on the cross the very next day, but His disciples "will see" (John 14:19) Him again three days thereafter when He rises from the dead and appears to them (see Peace be with you).

What will His resurrection prove to them?
His deity (see Resurrection of Jesus).

JOHN 14:20-21  20 “At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

What is Jesus describing above?
The seamless relationship of love between God the Father, Jesus and His true disciples: "I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you... he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him" (John 14:20-21).