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I AM the True Vine

Sunday, February 5

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:1–5)

This week we turn our attention to Jesus’ statement that, “I am the true vine and My Father is the vinedresser.” (John 15:1)

Jesus declares this of Himself on the night He was betrayed, just prior to going to Gethsemane. Jesus knows what is coming! He knows the garden, the arrest, beatings, trials, the whipping, the crown of thorns – the CROSS – were coming! Yet, Jesus took time to give counsel to His disciples instructing them to make sure they remained connected to Him because Jesus also knew the Sunday resurrection was coming as well. 

As we walk through this week with Jesus, focusing on Jesus being the vine and His Father being the vinedresser, let us pray for the Holy Spirit to strengthen our relationship with Jesus – the true vine that gives us life.

Prayer for the Day: Dear Jesus, You are the true vine and we are supposed to remain in You. What does that mean? What does that look like for us in this time in history? Jesus, send the Holy Spirit to keep us connected to You we pray in Jesus holy name. – Amen.

Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You ask – “Who do you say that I am?” Lord, open my mind so I can understand who You are, and who I am in You.”

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