John 15:9-17 Ideas ("Love One Another....")

This topic is for posting lesson and workshop ideas for John 15: 9-17, "Love one another as I have loved you."  I was originally started by member "Tablefork."

EDITOR'S NOTE:

This particular passage is not typically taught in Rotation churches so we don't have a lot on it. Why isn't it typically taught? Because in Rotation we spend 4 to 5 weeks in a row on a single story, and thus, have to prioritize which stories we teach in elementary Sunday School. Teaching about "love one another" is often accomplished through other stories as well. That means that this particular passage doesn't often make the final cut. If you think it should, then add your lessons and ideas in this post! 

John 15:9-17

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants] any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 

16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

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