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The Mystery of the True Vine

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The Mystery of the True Vine, written for young adults, contains 31 meditations on the Parable of the Vine. As Murray writes in the Preface, “I feel as if there is not a passage in God’s Word in which our union to Christ Jesus, with its call to entire consecration, its privilege of unbounding joy, much fruitfulness, and prevailing prayer, is put with equal clearness or force. And I have felt drawn to try and write what young Christians might easily apprehend, as a help to them to take up that position in which the Christian life must be a success.”

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Key Features

  • A month’s worth of daily meditations on the parable of the vine
  • Great tool for Sunday school teachers and parents as a stepwise guide through John 15
  • Written intended for young adults


  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Only a Branch
  • The Vine
  • The Husbandman
  • The Branch
  • The Fruit
  • More Fruit
  • The Cleansing
  • The Pruning Knife
  • Abide
  • Except Ye Abide
  • I the Vine
  • Ye the Branches
  • Much Fruit
  • You Can Do Nothing
  • Withered Branches
  • Whatsoever Ye Will
  • If Ye Abide
  • The Father Glorified
  • True Disciples
  • The Wonderful Love
  • Abide in My Love
  • Obey and Abide
  • Ye, Even as I
  • Joy
  • Love One Another
  • Even as I Loved You
  • Christ’s Friendship: Its Origin
  • Christ’s Friendship: Its Evidence
  • Christ’s Friendship: Its Intimacy
  • Election
  • Abiding Fruit
  • Prevailing Prayer

Product Details

  • Title: The Mystery of the True Vine
  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: James Nisbet & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1898
  • Pages: 173

About Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray (1828–1917) was born in Graaff Reinet, South Africa, to Dutch missionary parents. Educated at King’s College, Aberdeen, he then studied theology at the University of Utrecht. Andrew and his older brother John were ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1848. Murray pastored South African churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town, and Wellington. A champion of missionary work, he founded the South African General Mission in 1889. That ministry continued to grow, and today it is part of the SIM (Serving in Mission) organization.

A prolific author and lecturer, Murray authored over 200 books during his lifetime, and he was invited to speak at churches and conferences all over the world. Married for over 60 years and the father of eight children, Murray passed away in January 1917.

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“At the very root of all Christian life lies the thought that God is to do all, that our one work is to give and leave ourselves in His hands, in the confession of utter helplessness and dependence, in the assured confidence that He gives all we need.” (Pages 22–23)

“A branch is simply a bit of wood, brought forth by the vine for the one purpose of serving it in bearing its fruit. It is of the very same nature as the vine, and has one life and one spirit with it.” (Pages 25–26)

“I pray you, take time and ask the Holy Spirit to give you to realise the unspeakably solemn” (Page 76)

“The one object God had in making you a Branch is that Christ may through you bring life to men. Your personal salvation, your business and care for your family, are entirely subordinate to this. Your first aim in life, your first aim every day, should be to know how Christ desires to carry out His purpose in you.” (Pages 33–34)

“Abide in Me:’ that refers more to that which we have to do. We have to trust and obey, to detach ourselves from all else, to reach out after Him and cling to Him, to sink ourselves into Him.” (Page 51)

  • Title: The Mystery of the True Vine: Meditations for a Month
  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: J. Nisbet & Co.
  • Print Publication Date: 1898
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Meditations; Bible. N.T. John 15:1-16 › Meditations
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.devotional
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T04:42:42Z
Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray (May 9, 1828–January 18, 1917) was a South African pastor, teacher, and writer. He was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, and at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. In 1848, Murray was ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church and returned to live and work in South Africa.

Murray was very focused on missions, considering it to be “the chief end of the church.” In 1889 he cofounded the South African General Mission with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. As their work spread throughout the continent, the mission’s name changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF), and in 1998 AEF joined SIM which today has over 1,800 active missionaries in over 43 countries. Andrew Murray authored over 240 books, including Abide in Christ, The Holiest of All, The Spiritual Life, and The Mystery of the True Vine.


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