Faith For Anything, Versus, Love Each Other


I was told growing up this passage of Scripture, John 14-16, is the section about God’s Love.  This is true? What does Jesus emphasize the most here? Let us look together by comparing how many time Jesus commands love of each other, to another doctrine that is repeated here.

The context is interesting here. Jesus is about to die. This is the night of His betrayal and arrest. These are His dying words, so to speak. What did Jesus stress to His followers, to His church? What was so important Him, that in these precious limited moments, He focused on? This was Jesus’ last sermon before His death. Well, what did He preach on? What did He repeat and put emphasis on?

Chapter 14

Verse 12 (Faith to receive anything)
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.”[1]

Verse 13 (Faith to receive anything)
 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.

Verse 14 (Faith to receive anything)
 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

Chapter 15

Verse 7–8 (Faith to receive anything)
But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

Verse 12 (love)
This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.

Verse 16 (Faith to receive anything)
 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.

Verse 17 (Love)
This is my command: Love each other.

Chapter 16

Verse 23 (Faith to receive anything)
At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name.

Verse 24 (Faith to receive anything)
You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.

Verse 26–27 (Faith to receive anything)
Then you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf,  for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God.









[1] All translations are the NLT. New Living Translation.