I Am The Vine (John 15:1-8)

I Am The Vine John 15:1-8

John 15:1-8

I. The vine and the vinedresser

    A. Jesus is the “true vine” (John 15:1a; Psalm 80:8; Isaiah 5:1-7; Jeremiah 2:21)
    B. The Father is the vinedresser (John 15:1b-2)

II. The branches are individual Christians

    A. The responsibility to bear fruit (John 15:2)
    B. The apostles’ current state (John 15:3)
    C. The command to abide in Jesus and to allow Him to abide in you (John 15:4a; Ephesians 1:3, 7; 2 Timothy 2:10)
    D. Apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:4b-5; 2 Corinthians 3:5; Philippians 4:13)

III. A warning and a promise

    A. Warning against apostasy (John 15:6; Matthew 13:41, 49-50)
    B. The promise of prayer (John 15:7)

IV. Bearing fruit

    A. Soul-winning (John 15:8; Matthew 13:22-23; 1 Corinthians 3:5-8; Matthew 28:19-20)
    B. Brings glory to the Father (John 15:8)
    C. “So you will be My disciples” (John 15:8)

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