John 15:1. "The kingdom of God is like a vine and its branches." In John 15:1-11, Jesus is teaching us how to do this. ... John 15:1(NASB) Verse Thoughts. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. • Christ is the vine (v. 5). A newly picked orange that sprays liquid sunshine when peeled and split. On the way they passed through the vineyards that surrounded the city. These verses are an allegory (a work in which the characters represent other things and symbolically express a deeper meaning). A ripe red apple, shiny on the outside and juicy on the inside. I am the true vine, — Our Lord, having gone with his disciples to the mount of Olives, (see the last note of the former chapter,) spent the remaining hours of his ministryin preaching to his disciples a long and excellent sermon, recorded in this and the following chapter. (John 15:2, NIV) "Remain in me, and I will remain in you. But God planted a second Vine; a true Vine – a Vine that will bear fruit, more fruit – much fruit. John 15:1-10 . The branch is lying in the dirt of the world and is hidden from the Son-light. JOHN 15:1-8. It would be interested to guess how the scholars would have interpreted this if our Lord had used the phrase which he used in many of his parables. John 15:2. (John 15:1, NIV) "He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful." Few things are as attractive to the eyes and pleasing to the taste as fresh, sweet fruit. A FULL CLUSTER OF grapes, chilled and dripping with water. In the Old Testament there are many references to Israel as a vine, planted by God – but she was an empty vine; a fruitless vine – Isaiah calls her a worthless vine that was to be made desolate for her unbelief. Chapters 15 through 17 occurred as the Lord and His disciples were walking on their way to the Garden of Gethsemane. (John 15:4, NIV) "I am the vine; you are the branches. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me." • The disciples are branches (v. 5). The branch of v2 is in Christ, but bears no fruit, because it is out of fellowship with Christ, due to sin. ειμι verb - present indicative - first person singular eimi i-mee': a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic) -- am, have been, it is I, was. What Does John 15:1 Mean? • The Father is the vinegrower (v. 1). They would undoubtedly have come up with some weird concepts. OVERVIEW. There are four actors in this little drama. So the Divine Gardener washes us clean and lifts us up into the light, so we can bear fruit - when we confess our sin (1John 1:9). Read the Scripture: John 15:1-3 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. (John 15:1-3 RSV) These familiar words have aroused considerable discussion as to their meaning.