The Vine, The Life, The Love

Passage:John 15:1-11

Preacher: Ben Phillips

The Gospel reading today features one of Jesus' great "I Am" sayings unique to John. In this case Jesus tells his disciples, "I am the true vine...". What does he mean by this? In order to understand this passage, and the nature of Christ and his love for sinners, we must know the Old Testament context it comes from (The Vine). We will then be able to understand and explore what it means to be in Christ, where he is the vine and we are the branches (the Life). This then points us to our New Testament reading from 1 John 4 where we find out the true meaning of love (The Love).