Last week we started our conversation of John chapter 15 by concentrating on Jesus’ first few words, “I am the True Vine.” The vine is the source of everything that grows. From the vine comes the branches and from the branches comes the fruit. Everything is dependent upon the vine. But Jesus wasn’t establishing his supremacy that the vine is greater than branches. He was revealing his reliability that everything the branch will ever need is found in the vine. He was also not diminishing us that the branch is helpless and useless. He was revealing that we were created for a dependent relationship. Our conversation this week goes deeper into exploring the relationship between the True Vine and the Vinedresser and what it means for us followers of Jesus Christ.