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The union of Christ and his members shown under the parable of a vine.15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.
15:2 Every branch in me that doesn’t bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
15:3 You are already pruned clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
15:4 Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can’t bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me.
15:5 I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
15:6 If a man doesn’t remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
15:7 If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you.
15:8 “In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples.
15:9 Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love.
15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and remain in his love.
15:11 I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full.
15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn’t know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.
15:16 You didn’t choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you,
that you should go and bear fruit,
and that your fruit should remain;
that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
15:17 “I command these things to you, that you may love one another.
The hatred of the world.
15:18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.
15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
15:20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his lord.’* If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
15:21 But all these things will they do to you for my name’s sake, because they don’t know him who sent me.
15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
15:23 He who hates me, hates my Father also.
15:24 If I hadn’t done among them the works which no one else did, they wouldn’t have had sin. But now have they seen and also hated both me and my Father.
15:25 But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which was written in their law,‘They hated me without a cause.’ * *
The office of the Holy Ghost.
15:26 “When the Counselor has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will testify about me.
15:27 You will also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning."
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