I AM the Vine Coloring Page

I Am the Vine Coloring Page

Our I Am the Vine coloring page is last in a 7-part series featuring the “I AM” statements of Christ. It is based on John 15:1-2. Here, Christ declares:

“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.”

I Am the Vine Coloring Page

As usual, Jesus packs a wealth of meaning into His words. He talks about vines and branches, which is a reminder of our need to abide in Him.

If you want to bear fruit, you have to stay in the Vine.

  • “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” (John 15:10)
  • “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” (John 15:4)
  • “Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus walked.” (1 John 2:6)

Jesus also talks about pruning–a necessary but ofttimes painful process.

If you want a big harvest, you’ll need to be pruned.

  • “For before the harvest, when the bud has sprouted, and the ripening fruit appears, he will cut off the unproductive shoots with pruning knives; he will prune the tendrils.” (Isaiah 18:5)
  • “So he said to the worker who tended the vineyard, ‘For three years now, I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and each time I inspect it I find none. Cut it down! Why should it continue to deplete the soil?'” (Luke 13:7)
  • “The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” (Matthew 3:10)

And finally, Jesus talks about fruitfulness.

If you want to bring God glory, your fruit must be good.

  • “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.” (John 15:8)
  • A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit. Every tree is known by the fruit it bears; you do not pick figs from thorn bushes or gather grapes from bramble bushes.” (Luke 6:43-44)
  • “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

This last point is so rich, I could write a whole book on it.

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