John 15:11 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1 ) "These things have I spoken unto you," (tauta lelalema humin) "These things I have spoken to you all," these matters of fruitbearing and love for the Father, the Son, and one another, as disciples, Joh 13:34-35.
2) "That my joy might remain in you," (hina he chara he eme humin he) "In order that my joy may be (reside or exist) in you all," my joy of redeeming love, my new nature of joy, peace, and hope, Rom 5:1-5; Joh 16:22; Rom 15:13. The joy Jesus had in doing the Father's will, He desired to share with (not monopolize from) His disciples.
3) "And that your joy might be full." (kai he chara plerothe) "And your joy may be filled," 1Jn 1:4; 2Jn 1:12, in a continuing state of inner sustaining joy and peace that lasts through all the trials and storms of life, of those who serve Him, 1Co 10:13; Joh 16:33; Joh 17:13; Php_4:4; 1Th 2:19-20.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.