Bible Text: John 15:1-8 | Preacher: Pastor Andy Krpata | Series: The God We Can Know
When Jesus says, “I am the True Vine” he is indicating that the same authority and power of God given to Israel lives in him; but then he declares, “I Am.” He is not just a son of Israel; he is the Son of God, connected to the true, or real, source of Israel’s strength.
We stay connected to God’s power by staying connected to Christ. The way to do this is to abide. That word appears ten times in John 15. Abiding in Christ is the key to experiencing spiritual power. How do we abide in Christ? Jesus offers a vivid image—be a branch!