I. The Vine and the Branches (John 15:1-17) 葡萄树和枝子（约翰福音15:1-17）
A. Bearing fruit in Jesus’ name (1-8) 奉耶稣的名结果子（1-8）
Verse 1 contains another of Jesus’ “I am” statements in the Gospel of John. Jesus called himself the “true vine.” In what ways is Jesus the “true vine?”
In verse 1 Jesus described his heavenly Father as the gardener. In what ways is God the Father the gardener (see verse 2)? (Note: The Greek word for “prune” can also be translated “cleanse.”)
What makes it possible for a person to be a healthy, connected, productive follower of Jesus? (See verse 3)
Why is it essential for a believer to remain in a close, trusting relationship with Jesus? (See verses 4-6)
What do these verses tell us when opportunities to serve the Lord present themselves to us?
What additional assurance does Jesus give those who stay in a close, believing union with Him through His word? (See verse 7)
What are some things that are important for us to remember concerning the promise Jesus made in verse 7?
Are good works optional in the Christian life? Explain your answer. (See verse 8)
B. Love one another as he loves us (9-17) 彼此相爱如同祂爱我们一样（9-17）
What does Jesus teach us about His love in verses 9-10? 在9-10节中，耶稣教导了我们哪些关于祂的爱的真理？
How does obeying our Lord’s commands make our joy complete? (See verse 11)
What is the difference between a servant and a friend? (See verses 12-15)
We may worry over becoming unfruitful branches and being cut off and burned (See verses 1 & 6). What assurance does Jesus give us in verse 16?
In verse 17 Jesus repeats the command he made in John 13. Why is this command so important when it comes to bearing fruit in the name of God?
II. The world hates the disciples (John 15:18-27) 世人憎恨门徒（约翰福音15:18-27）
A. The world hates Jesus so it will have his followers (18-25) 这个世界憎恨耶稣因此也将憎恨祂的跟随者（18-25）
Why was it important for Jesus to speak with His disciples about the hatred of the unbelieving world?
Why does the world hate Jesus’ followers?
How does the world today show this hatred?
Jesus used the phrase “No servant is greater than his master.” He said the same thing in John 13:16. What does he mean by this statement?
What additional reason did Jesus give concerning why the unbelieving world hates both he and his Father?
How does knowing the world hates Jesus and his followers apply to our approach to evangelism?
B. The Counselor will come (26-27) 策士将要来到（26-17）
What additional help did Jesus promise to his disciples?
What is the work of the Holy Spirit?
What will the Holy Spirit’s work in us lead us to do in response?