Essay on I am the vine, you are the branches

Submitted By PeterDeBassio
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Without The Lord, we are nothing.

In John 15:5-8, The Lord says, “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. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples."

Jesus had already said, "I am the light of the world", "I am the bread of life", "I am the Way", and "I am the Door." Now, the night before His death, He tells them, "I am the Vine." Like the other great "I am" passages recorded in the Gospel of John, it points to His deity. Each one is a metaphor that elevates Jesus to the level of Creator, Sustainer, Savior, and Lord--titles that can be claimed only by God.

Jesus calls himself a vine because it gives life to branches. Without the vine the branches can’t live. When the branches are alive and healthy they naturally produce fruit. Producing can’t happen without abiding in Jesus. All spiritual fruit are happening because of Jesus Christ. If we think we are the ones producing all the good deeds we do, we cut ourselves off from the vine and die.

Many people ask: "Why is church attendance important?"

The answer to that would be that The Bible tells us we need to attend church so we can worship God with other believers and be taught His Word for…