Bible: John 15:5-17

15:5I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains 1  in me – and I in him – bears 2  much fruit, 3  because apart from me you can accomplish 4  nothing. 15:6 If anyone does not remain 5  in me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, 6  and are burned up. 7  15:7 If you remain 8  in me and my words remain 9  in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. 10  15:8 My Father is honored 11  by this, that 12  you bear 13  much fruit and show that you are 14  my disciples.

15:9Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain 15  in my love. 15:10 If you obey 16  my commandments, you will remain 17  in my love, just as I have obeyed 18  my Father’s commandments and remain 19  in his love. 15:11 I have told you these things 20  so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete. 15:12 My commandment is this – to love one another just as I have loved you. 21  15:13 No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life 22  for his friends. 15:14 You are my friends 23  if you do what I command you. 15:15 I no longer call you slaves, 24  because the slave does not understand 25  what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything 26  I heard 27  from my Father. 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you 28  and appointed you to go and bear 29  fruit, fruit that remains, 30  so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 15:17 This 31  I command you – to love one another.

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