John 15:1-5, 9-13

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

“I am the true Vine, and My Father is the gardener. He 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. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 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. 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. As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commands and remain in His love. I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

– John 15:1-5, 9-13


Jesus and His disciples left the upper room at the end of chapter fourteen. As they were on their way to the Garden of Gethsemane, they must have passed a vine. Jesus stopped and gave the 7th and last “I AM” statement.

The Big Question

What is the main lesson Jesus is trying to convey here? What does it mean to bear FRUIT? What does it mean to remain in the VINE? How do the branches receive nutrition that allow it to produce fruit? What is the main source for your spiritual nutrition? This is the second time Jesus instructs His disciples to love one another. What is the significance of this instruction, and what does it have to do with bearing fruit? What is verse thirteen a reference to?

Conclude your time in prayer and silence, reflecting on what God revealed to you today.