Jesus made some bold claims throughout his ministry. The claim he makes in these two verses may be one of the boldest of all. He is the true vine, fulfilling all that Israel was to be before God. Therefore, he becomes the very center of God’s plan to bless the world.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.