ABIDING IN THE LORD WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
How would you describe your relationship with the Lord? Would you like for that relationship to grow deeper? If so, the verses in John 15:1–17 provide insights for improving your bond with God and reasons why it is important to increase your connection with Him.
Jesus taught the lessons of this Scripture passage just hours before He was betrayed by Judas. Can you imagine? He knew what was before Him, yet He still wanted to explain all He could about life on earth before His death. The lessons of “The Vine and the Branches” were of great significance to Him. Thus, you need to learn as much as you can about their meanings.
You probably already understand who the vine represents and who the branches characterize. However, do you know…
…what happens to the branches that do not produce fruit?
…what fruit the branches are supposed to produce?
…what happens to the branches that do not abide in the vine?
…what you need to do in order to abide in the vine?
The answers to these questions and more can be found in this book. Included in the study are personal experiences and practical ideas that will help in understanding and applying the principles Jesus is teaching. In addition, biblical heroes whose sins were forgiven and biblical characters who committed unforgivable sins demonstrate branches that abide in the vine and branches that fall away from the vine. You do not want to be a branch that produces no fruit, and you definitely do not want to be a dead branch!
There is the old saying that “ignorance is bliss.” According to Jesus in the John 15 verses, ignorance is not an excuse for not producing fruit. Learn and apply His precepts. Become an abiding branch and live a bountiful life filled with God’s joy.