Jesus is the True Vine
(Scripture references below)
Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser” (John 15:1).
God has given His Son to the world, that man can receive eternal life, which is knowing the only true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent (John 17:3 & more).
A believer in Jesus will live forever.
Outside of Jesus, the true vine, there is nothing.
Apart from Jesus, someone can do nothing.
Without Jesus, someone has nothing and is spiritually dead.
The only true God is an eternal mystery and revelation.
He is eternity, life, love, holy and infinitely more.
He is indescribable, incomprehensible, unfathomable . . . omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent.
Those who make it to heaven will be in awe of Him, forever.
Yet, He has revealed Himself.
He is available.
He is a present reality.
The only true God can be summed up in one word, one name, one Person: Jesus.
1. John 15:1, 2. John 3:16, John 17:3, 3. John 6:51, 4. John 15:5, 5. John 6:53, 6. Revelation 10:7, Matthew 13:11, Colossians 1:27, 7. John 14:6, 1 John 4:8, Leviticus 19:2, 8. Psalm 139:6, Revelation 19:6, Psalm 139:7-12, 9. John 8:58, Colossians 1:15, Hebrews 1:3
Revelation 10:7, Matthew 13:11, Colossians 1:27, John 8:58, John 17:3, Psalm 139:6, Revelation 19:6, John 14:6, 1 John 4:8, Leviticus 19:2, John 8:58, Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:15
Summary of the True Vine Passage (John 15)
Recommended reading: John 15
1. Jesus is the true vine (v. 1).
2. His Father is the vinedresser (v. 1).
3. Every branch that does not bear fruit the Father takes away (v. 2).
4. Every branch that bears fruit, He prunes, that it may bear more fruit (v. 2).
5. The disciples were clean because of the word Jesus spoke to them (v. 3).
6. Jesus told them, “Abide in Me, and I in you.” (v. 4).
7. Jesus told them that just as a branch cannot bear fruit unless it abides in the vine, neither can they bear fruit, unless they abide in Him (v. 4).
8. Jesus is the vine (v. 5).
9. The saints are the branches (v. 5).
10. He who abides in Jesus, and Jesus in him or her, bears much fruit (v. 5).
11. Without Jesus a person can do nothing (v. 5).
12. If anyone does not abide in Jesus, he is cast out as a branch and is withered (v. 6).
13. They gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned (v. 6).
14. If a saint abides in Jesus, and Jesus’ words abide in them, they will ask what they desire, and it shall be done for them (v. 7).
15. By this Jesus’ Father is glorified, that they bear much fruit; so they will be Jesus’ disciples (v. 8).
16. As the Father loved Jesus, Jesus also has loved the disciples (v. 9).
17. Jesus said, “Abide in My love” (v. 9).
18. If someone keeps Jesus’ commandments, they will abide in His love, just as Jesus keeps His Father’s commandments and abides in His love (v. 10).
19. Jesus spoke these things to the disciples, so that His joy may remain in them, and that their joy may be full (v. 11).
20. Jesus’ commandment is that they love one another as Jesus loved them (v. 12).
21. Laying down a person’s life for his friends is the greatest love someone can have (v. 13).
22. Jesus said, “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you” (v. 14).
23. Jesus no longer called them servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing (v. 15).
24. Jesus called them friends, for all things that Jesus heard from His Father He made known to them (v. 15).
25. They did not choose Jesus, but He chose them and appointed them that they should go and bear fruit, and that their fruit should remain, that whatever they ask the Father in Jesus’ name the Father may give them (v. 16).
26. Jesus said, “These things I command you, that you love one another” (v. 17).
27. Jesus said “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you” (v. 18).
28. Jesus said “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (v. 19).
29. Jesus told them to remember the word that He said to them, “A servant is not greater than his master” (v. 20).
30. Jesus told them that “if they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; and that if they kept My word, they will keep yours also” (v. 20).
31. Jesus said, “But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me” (v. 21).
32. If Jesus had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin (v. 22).
33. He who hates Jesus hates His Father also (v. 23).
34. If Jesus had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Jesus and His Father (v. 24).
35. This happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, “They hated Me without a cause” (v. 25).
36. “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me” (John 15:26).
37. “And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning” (John 15:27).