Day 15 • The Vine

John 15

Jesus, the True Vine

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

5 “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. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. 16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

The World’s Hatred

18 “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. 19 The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. 20 Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you. 21 They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the One who sent me. 22 They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Anyone who hates me also hates my Father. 24 If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father. 25 This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: ‘They hated me without cause.’

26 “But I will send you the Advocate—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me. 27 And you must also testify about me because you have been with me from the beginning of my ministry.

  • Elizabeth

    What an incredible reminder of how awesome our God really is. I’m trying to step up more in my daily life with my job and my relationships with others…and I can’t do it alone. Jesus come alive in me I pray. Fill me with your spirit and remind me always to stay close to you, for you are the vine, and I am just a useless branch without You.

  • VERA

    lord, I THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER DAY YOU HAVE ALLOWED ME TO READ YOUR WORD AND ENCOUNTER A CLOSENESS WITH YOU BEFORE STARTING ME DAY. REMIND ME THROUGHOUT THE DAY THAT YOU’RE THE VINE AND I’M A BRANCH. I PRAY ALSO FOR THOSE THAT MAY HAVE STRAYED FAR FROM YOU; BUT THAT YOU’LL PUT PEOPLE IN THEIR PATH TO BRING THEM BACK TO YOU. FOR IT’S IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN.

  • Terry Wolfe

    Lord may I produce good fruit as I draw my strength and courage from you “the vine” each day as I step out into the world. Lord may I have your eyes and ears to see and hear the cries of the world as if you and I were standing side by side encountering every situation. I pray that I will not disappoint you. In your name I pray-amen.

  • Lori Hofferber

    Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control.

    Thank you Pastor Kerry!

  • Elizabeth Odell

    In my past I have let they nay sayers and other people tell me that I could not do things and also I let them degrade me in certain aspects. But, I am learning alot about how not to let what people think of me upset me to the point of breaking down anymore. I am leaarning that Jesus can handle everything alot better than I can because I am only human. And yess I do make mistakes, but I am walking with Jesus every day, learning from his word. I am so thankful for a caring Father (GOD).Thank you Pastor Kerry todays lesson really hit home.

  • Elizabeth Odell

    In the past i would let the nay sayers and some people degrade me in certain aspects. But, I have been walking and talking with Jesus and studying his word every day. I am learning to not let what people think or say about me bother me anymore. I only look to please Jesus because one day I look forward to being called home to spend eternity with our Lord. Thank you Pastor Kerry for this study today it rally hit home with me.

  • Jess

    Lord I thank you that you Prune me, I can’t wait until I see all the fruit that will come out of this! You are an Awesome God who knows and sees all things. I thank you that you love me so much to prune me and my husband during this time in our life, In your time we will bare all the fruit you intended for us and the best part is its all for Your Glory! Amen!

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  • Bea

    How relevant this passage is to what we are witnessing in today’s world? All the rejection of Christianity especially in this country can discourage many. Thank you Lord for reminding us that all this is temporary and we must stay focused on the permanence of your promise of eternity with you!

  • Jimmy Rife

    Everyday, I feel as if God is trimming me into a more devoted Christian, by showing the Glories of this world. Praise God.