Jesus Christ is the True Vine and those who abide in Him are the fruitful branches. In this message, we learned about this I AM statement, and our connection with Him (John 15:1-11). This passage shows us the truth of Christ being the one who connects us to God, in contrast to all other ways that show unfruitful connections to God. Secondly, we learned that those who are connected to Jesus are put to the test; they are pruned so that Christ may grow through them and bear much fruit. Finally, we saw Jesus’ repeated emphasis of the task: abiding in Him by valuing His commandments. Through this powerful metaphor, Jesus is confronting every heart to reflect upon their connection with Him; to see if one is a mere professor of Him or a true possessor of Him.