Abide in the Vine

John 15: 1

I am the true vine and my father is the husbandman.

I am

to be, to exist, to be present

Present Tense and Active Voice – occurs in actual time


that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name; in every respect corresponding to the idea signified by name; genuine


the tiller of the soil; vinedresser

The vine itself yields proper juice and nourishment to all the branches whether large or small, and all the nourishment passes through the main stalk first.

Since Jesus is the vine, He is the source of all real strength and grace to His followers.

It is God’s job to nurture, trim, and defend the vine, and He looks out for its growth and welfare.

John 15: 2

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.


each, any, all, the whole


a limb or shoot


to carry some burden; to be conveyed or borne with the suggestion of force or speed; to uphold or keep from falling; endure the rigor of a thing

Present Tense – happening in actual time


that which originates or comes from something, an effect, result


raise up, elevate, lift up, to bear away what has been raised


to cleanse of filth, impurity, to prune, useless shoots from the vine


in order that, so that

bring forth

this is the same Greek word and meaning as “beareth.”

This word is in the Present Tense (now) and Subjunctive Voice (the mood of possibility and potentiality, but the action may or may not occur.)

We are purged with the express desire that we bring forth the most fruit possible for the Kingdom of God.

John 15: 3

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.


already, this time


a verb in the second person and is plural of “to be”

it means belong to, have been

Present Tense – a simple statement of fact or reality viewed as occurring in actual time


pure, physically, in a levitical sense, ethically


the ground or reason by which something is or is not done; by reason of

word logos

word which has a living voice which has the power to change


something that has been completed in the past, once for all, and does not need to be repeated

John 15: 4

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.


a Verb that means to remain; to be held, kept continually; to remain as one, not to become another or different

Aorist Tense – characterized by its emphasis on punctiliar action; that is, without regard for past, present, or future time

Imperative Mood – expresses a command to the hearer to perform a certain action by the order and authority of the one commanding (Jesus.)


in the degree that, or in proportion as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself




same meaning as above but with a different mood

Subjunctive Mood – the action described may or may not occur, depending upon the circumstances

the next abide

has the same meaning, tense, and mood as the “abide” directly above it

So we as Christians absolutely must stay attached to the vine in order to bear fruit. It is the vine that gives a constant circulation of sap and juices to enable the branch to grow and be fruitful.

John 15: 5

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit, for without me ye can do nothing.

When I abide in Christ and He in me…

the same bringeth forth

to carry, to endure the rigor of a thing, to bear patiently one’s conduct, bring forward

Present Tense – a simple statement of fact




separate, apart, besides

denotes being separate and totally dependent


are able, have power whether by virtue of one’s own ability and resources, or of a state of mind or through favorable circumstances; or by permission of law or custom

Present Tense and Active Voice

do nothing

to produce, construct, be the author of, make ready

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My name is Cathy Deaton, Owner of Fan the Flame Ministries. God has radically changed my life, and He has shown me that I am to share the awesome things I am learning with the Millennial Generation (1981 – 1996.) I have found that the Holy Spirit is an awesome teacher when I listen to, obey, and apply what He teaches to my life. You truly can make a difference for God in an uncertain world.HVCL-Logo-Web-Header-web