Week of October 15 - Day 1

Scripture to Memorize: John 15:1

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.

Day 1 Read: John 15:2-3

 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 

Reflect: What does Jesus say is done with branches that do not produce fruit?

Consider: As in a fruit tree, some branches may be fruitful, others quite barren, according as there is a vital connection between the branch and the stock, or no vital connection; so the disciples of Christ may be spiritually fruitful or the reverse, according as they are vitally and spiritually connected with Christ, or but externally and mechanically attached to Him.[1]

Respond: Are you connected to Jesus? What fruit are you producing would give evidence to your answer?

 

[1] Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, vol. 2 (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997), 157.