Kingdom Come - The Cost of Connecting

Ross Langston

In John 15 Jesus makes one more "I Am" statement: "I am the true vine..." In this simple statement, Jesus declares that He is not a counterfeit, but the real thing--the true source of vitality that we all must be connected into in order to receive the life, peace, and joy that he has promised to all those who are His disciples. He goes on to list the cost of this connection: faith and obedience to his commands. He even goes on to point out his command: "love one another." We are reminded once again that all of the Law can be summed up in the simple command to love as He has loved.