I Am The Vine You Are The Fruit

VERSE OF THE DAY

John 15:5,8 (New Living Translation)

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“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

For Jesus said yes , i am the vine; you my followers are are my branches and supports those who stay remained in me and I in them produce abundance in fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing

What Does John 15:5 Mean? ►

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:5(KJV)

Verse Thoughts

The image of a branch gaining all its sustenance and strength from the parent vine is a beautiful description of man’s total dependence upon God, without Whom we can do nothing, for in Him we live and move and have our being.

When Jesus Christ, the Son of God walked the earth, He demonstrated this truth, for He lived His entire life in utter dependence upon the Father. I can do nothing of Myself, He said, I speak only that which I have seen from my Father. Though Jesus Christ was fully God, He lived His life in His humanity. Jesus lived as God intended man to live – in utter dependence upon God.

Christ walked in spirit and truth and only said and did those things that He heard from the Father. He demonstrated how man should life. He lived His life so that the life of God could be lived through the Son of Man in His humanity.

Although Jesus Christ was fully God, He drew all His strength from His Father in heaven, demonstrating how you and I should live our lives as God’s children – drawing all our strength from our Lord Jesus Christ, for without Him we can do nothing.

We are to walk in spirit and truth and to do only those things that we hear from Christ our Saviour, so that His life may be lived in us and through us.

Until we humbly confess that in and of ourselves we can do nothing, we will foolishly and unsuccessfully attempt to produce good fruit in our own strength. Let us meditate on this vital principle – that JESUS is the vine and we are the branches. We are to abide in HIM and allow HIS Spirit to live HIS life through us, just as He abode in the Father and did only those things that He heard from the Father – for apart from Me you can do nothing.

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/john-15-5

What does John 15:5 mean? [ See verse text ]

Among Jesus’ more famous analogies is that of the vine and branches. In this passage, Jesus has compared the abundant life He offers (John 10:10) to that relationship. Some branches are “in the vine,” only in the sense that they’re intertwined or touching the other branches. Yet, they are not truly part of the life of the plant. In this context, these are the people Jesus refers to as “in me” but barren (John 15:2). Those “branches” merely associate with Christian faith, identify with believers, or attend a church. But only branches truly connected to the source of life will produce fruit—just as only truly born-again Christians will produce spiritual fruit (John 15:4).

This is the end of a progression which began in verse 2. The process of growing from spiritual barrenness, to spiritual productivity, to spiritual abundance, is possible only through Christ. In the context of this analogy, Jesus distinguishes between branches which are “in” the vine from those which truly “abide in” the vine. The discarded branches Christ speaks about here are those who were never saved in the first place. True salvation cannot be lost, but those who have only an appearance of faith will be judged accordingly (Matthew 7:21–23).

Verses 1 and 5 of this chapter are the seventh of seven times (John 6:35; 8:12; 10:7–9, 11; 11:25; 14:6) where Jesus uses this specific “I Am” terminology in the gospel of John. This echoes the way God identified Himself to Moses from the burning bush (Exodus 3:14).

Context Summary

John 15:1–11 contains one of Jesus’ most well-known metaphors: the vine and the branches. This features the seventh of seven “I Am” statements as recorded by John. Jesus lays out several nuanced ideas, touching on Christian perseverance, faith, false conversion, and spiritual effectiveness. This ends with another reference to loving obedience, which sets up the next passage of Jesus’ teaching.

Chapter Summary

This passage begins with a celebrated analogy from Christ: the vine and the branches. This includes the seventh and final “I Am” statement of the gospel of John. Jesus uses this metaphor to explain how our spiritual life, as born-again believers, is drawn from His life. God’s intent for our lives is to progress from barrenness to fruitfulness, to spiritual abundance. Jesus also repeats His command for believers to love each other. In this context, He goes so far as to refer to those who follow His teachings as His “friends.

Verse of the Day

for Sunday, December 9, 2018

[Jesus said,] “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

John 15:5,8

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Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

We take on Jesus’ character (bear fruit) by remaining intimately connected to him. The distance between heaven and earth is not so great when heaven lives within us. In John 14, Jesus reminded us that if we will obey him, he will come and live in us and will reveal himself to us. So as we obey him, we know him better. His life becomes real in us.

My Prayer…

Precious Lord, I want to obey your word, your will, and your example. I want to obey you to honor you, to love you, and to know you. So please, help me better come to know you as I more closely walk in your steps. Help me to know what it means to live your life in my world. Because of Jesus’ mighty name I pray and thank him as my Lord. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.

Today’s Verse: John 15:5,8

Sunday, December 9, 2018

[Jesus said,] “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

John 15:5;8

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

We take on Jesus’ character (bear fruit) by remaining intimately connected to him. The distance between heaven and earth is not so great when heaven lives within us. In John 14, Jesus reminded us that if we will obey him, he will come and live in us and will reveal himself to us. So as we obey him, we know him better. His life becomes real in us.

My Prayer…

Precious Lord, I want to obey your word, your will, and your example. I want to obey you to honor you, to love you, and to know you. So please, help me better come to know you as I more closely walk in your steps. Help me to know what it means to live your life in my world. Because of Jesus’ mighty name I pray and thank him as my Lord. Amen.

December 10, 2018

John 15:5,8

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I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. – John 15:5,8

Dear Jesus, 

Spiritually speaking I cannot do anything that truly bears spiritual fruit without you and your word.  But many times I try to run on my own wisdom, strength and opinions.   I can tell that when I am in your word daily learning and growing how I am ready to face each situation with spiritual insight.  I just seem to “get it” from the beginning.  I don’t struggle so much in confusion and can more easily do the right thing even when it’s hard.  Help me to remember to feed on your word this week so I am healthy and fruitful every moment.  

Amen

Pastor Don Patterson 

God’s word waters the soul and bears fruit for everyone one around us.

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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