There are a few themes woven throughout our passages today. The ones I want to focus on are love and God's presence.
Jesus is the only way to God. It cannot be said any more clearly than that. He is the only way to restore our relationship with God. Thankfully, because of His death and resurrection, we can experience His presence forever. Truly, that is heaven. Heaven is a place, but what makes heaven heaven is the presence of God.
We need to abide in Him now in order to bear fruit in this life. We enjoy His presence and power through the Holy Spirit now, as promised in this passage, and we will experience the reward of being fruitful eternally in His presence.
Finally, our relationship with Him will be, must be, proved genuine by our love for each other. Can others tell we are Christians by our love?
26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-
46, Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-
52, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:1-24,
Matthew 26:57-68, Mark 14:53-65,
Luke 22:54, Luke 22:63-65