Today we continue our study of Jesus’ remarks to the disciples in the Upper Room. Our passage is one of the best known in all of Scripture in which Jesus uses the illustration of a vine to describe key relationships within the Christian Life. The text moves to its climax in verse 16 with the word “then” giving us a conditional statement that if our relationships are working together properly, “then” our requests will be granted.
This is the seventh and final “I Am” statement in the Gospel of John, and it is intended as an illustration of the relationship between the Father, the Son and the Church. Jesus is the vine, the Father is the gardener and the disciples are the [ branches.]
- The Life Project. 2016. I am the Vine, You are the Branches | The Life Project. [ONLINE] Available at:https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/i-am-the-vine-you-are-the-branches-2/. [Accessed 14 October 2016]