I Am the True Vine: Remain in Me as I Remain in You In this, the last session of our Bible Study series on the I am sayings of John's Gospel, we'll be taking a closer look at Jesus' statement, "I am the true vine and my Father is the vine grower" (John 15:1) This teaching is a kind of mini parable, where Jesus uses ordinary things (vines, branches, farmers and fruit) to point to deeper, kingdom realities. If the vine grower is God and Jesus is the vine then, we, the disciples of Jesus are the branches that grow from the vine. The fruit, likewise, can be seen as the good works that we do: acts of self-sacrificial love that are proceed from a true and living faith. But how do we, as branches, remain grafted to the vine? How do we remain in Jesus as he remains in us? That's the chief question that we'll be exploring towards the end of this Bible Study.