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