Jesus Christ is the True Giver of the Living Life
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. —John 15:1-3
The only true living life is a “branch” of Christ’s life.
The church is the true Israel because of its relationship to Jesus Christ, the true vine.
True Living Life Grows in fruitfulness
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. —John 15:4-5
Fruit bearing is the evidence of regenerated life.
Suffering enlarges fruit bearing, exposes hypocrisy, and keeps us dependent on God.
The ultimate purpose of suffering in the believer’s life is to develop Christlikeness.
The living life caused by true salvation is both an initial and a continuous response.
Our daily lifestyle is a revelation of the power source of our lives.