Jesus is giving leaving instructions to his anxious disciples. How do they know they are safe?
How do you know that you’re doing the right thing following Jesus?
This text tells us that Jesus is the true vine – the Israel that Israel never was.
If you are in Christ you are completely safe, and you will be fruitful and joyful, knowing and expressing the obedient love and power of Christ.
But if you’re just religious, even church-going and seemingly Christian, but don’t really connect in faith and trust to the real Jesus Christ through his word, you are not safe, and in the end there will not be fruit.
To listen to Graham Nicholls preaching from John 15:1-17 at Christ Church on Sunday morning 27th November 2011 use the player above..
Series: John (2011)