Jesus Is the Vine! We Are the Branches.
Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off
every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit
he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean
because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain
in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither
can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 “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. 6 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.
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish,
and it will be given you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much
fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.