The True Vine - Part 1 (10 of 11) by Ernest Easley

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The True Vine - Part 1 (10 of 11)
Series: I Am
Ernest L. Easley
John 15:1-11

Seven times in the gospel of John, Jesus uses the same name God used in the Old Testament, in introducing Himself to Moses in Exodus 3: I AM! In using that I AM name, He was declaring His deity and revealing what He does.

Now here is what we have discovered so far.

We hear Jesus say in John 6.48, ''I AM the bread of life.'' As the bread of life Jesus is our PROVISON.

In John 8.12, Jesus says, ''I AM the light of the world.'' As the light of the world He is our PATHWAY as He guides and guards our steps.
In John 10.9, Jesus says, ''I AM the Door.'' As the Door He is our PASSAGE into liberty.
In John 10.11, Jesus says, ''I AM the good shepherd.'' As the good shepherd He is our PROTECTOR. Nothing can get to us without first coming through Him!
In John 11.25, Jesus says, ''I AM the resurrection and the life.'' As the resurrection and the life He is our POWER for overcoming temptation.
In John 14.6, Jesus says, ''I AM the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'' As the way, the truth and the life, He is our PROVIDER for abundant and eternal life.

Now that brings us to the seventh and final I AM statement of Jesus recorded in John's gospel. It is found in John 15.1 where we're going to hear Jesus say today, ''I AM the true Vine and My Father is the vinedresser.'' And as the true Vine, Jesus is our PRODUCER and that's what I want to talk to you about today as we discover all that Jesus produces in us as ''the true vine.''

Frankly, had I known what all Jesus produces in my life as the ''true vine,'' I would have been happy to give my life to Him, long before I did, and I was nine years old when I did! And if you have any sense at all, you will too!

Now remember last time together we talked about how important it is to keep a passage of scripture in context to fully understand what it means. So when Jesus says, ''I am the true Vine …'' ...


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