I AM the Vine 08 May 16

A relationship with Jesus is never superficial, but deep and dependent. Learn more in this message.

The Gardener Does 2 Things:

  1. He cuts off dead branches.
  2. He prunes live branches so they bear more fruit.


Remaining in Christ:

  • Know: Life change comes from the Vine.
  • Do: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

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TEXT: John 15:1-8; Matthew 7:15-20; Galatians 5:22; Psalm 1:1-6


  1. What is your favorite fruit and why?
    • Have you ever tried growing fruit trees? How did it go?
  2. When the bible talks about “fruit” in the Christian life, what does it mean?
    • Read Matthew 7:15-20.  What is “fruit” in this context?
    • Read Galatians 5:22.  What is “fruit” in this passage?
  3. Read John 15:1-8.  How do we demonstrate that we are Christ’s disciples?
  4. In John 15:2, we read that the Gardener (Father) has little tolerance for unfruitful branches.  How does he treat believers and unbelievers differently?
  5. The picture Jesus paints of the union between the vine and branch is one of the greatest word pictures we have in the bible for the Christian life.  Spend a few minutes discussing this word picture and how it explains our intimate relationship with God.
  6. What are some of the blessings that happen when we remain in Christ?
  7. How do we remain in Christ on a daily basis?
    • How are you doing remaining in Him?
    • What are you going to do differently?
  8. Looking back over the “I Am” series, what has been your favorite “I Am” title of Jesus?  Why is it your favorite?


Daily Bible Readings for the week of 05/08/2016:

Day 1: Jeremiah 6: 16-21

Day 2: Hebrews 12:4-9

Day 3: Matthew 9:35-38

Day 4: Colossians 1:3-6

Day 5: Romans 6:15-23

Day 6: Psalm 37:1-9

Day 7: Deuteronomy 4:15-31


Troy Knight

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