How does john portray Jesus as the true vine, what lessons do we derive from the relationship between christ and his believers

According to St. John’s gospel, Jesus describes himself as the true vine and his father as the vine dresser. Any branch that does not bear fruit will be cut off. He stated that his disciples should abide in him and his words will abide in them. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, so this kind of relationship should also exist between Jesus and his disciples. It is when there is cordial relationship between Jesus and his disciples that they can achieve something. He goes further that if they abide in him and his words abide in them, then, they should ask whatever they like and it shall be done to them.
Two lessons learnt from the relationship between Christ and his disciples are:
1. When the followers of Christ abide in him, they will bear fruit and God will glorify them.
2. The joy of living is complete when we have our being in Jesus Christ. For this reason we will become a fountain of living waters and then, everlasting life will be oursin the world to come.

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