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1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another. 18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. 23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. 26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

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1 Deena E = "Jesus leads into this idea of making his abode in us after he says there are many mansions in his Father's house (see John 14:2). "Abide in me and I in you."How are we to dwell in Christ and he in us? The only way to do this would be by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit came on the Day of Pentecost (see Acts 2) which was after Jesus died, rose and ascended."
2 Cary W = "The Father works in the Son, then the Son works the same work in us.  The key to abiding in Him and bearing fruit is to but remember He loves us just as we are and so much He gives up His own life to secure our safe passage to the Father.  Let us continue in His love."
3 Shawn Bose = "There has been a movement to reinterpret the Vedic practice of Yoga to other traditions (especially as its popularity increases), essentially trying to keep the union of physical and spiritual it represents while removing it from its original religious interpretation. For example this verse is often used to transform the bhujangasana or the cobra pose into the vine posture - a reimagining of Yoga within the Christian tradition. This is one way in which even today in the modern world, religious ideas are being shared an understood between once different paths."
4 Cary W = "The religious mind so easily complicates and frustrates the purity of God's ways and laws, so Jesus is giving this new commandment repeatedly to His followers, to just love each other with the same love they have received from Him.  He is the source of the love of God, and as we receive Him and His love, it transforms our heart into an open vessel for His love to be poured out through us."
5 Cary W = "Having received the love of Christ in our own soul works like a seed, allowing us to then extend that very same selfless love toward our brethren, even to the point of laying our life down for them.  This is the work of His love in us."
6 Sarah Mangum = "The greatest sacrifice one can make is in the service of another person."
7 Cary W = "Jesus seeks to be so intimate with each of us that the Lord calls us each by name, calls us each His friend, and longs to reveal all the mystery of God the Father to each of us."
8 Cary W = "Though we may try to please God and often think that His work is up to us, this verse is yet another reminder, it is God who brings forth the fruit, the one who calls and chooses us, even granting us access to all things given to Jesus."
9 Sarah Mangum = ""