He cuts off every branch of mine that does not produce fruit. And he trims and cleans every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce even more fruit.
You are already clean because of the words I have spoken to you.
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. A branch cannot produce fruit alone but must remain in the vine. In the same way, you cannot produce fruit alone but must remain in me.
"I am the vine, and you are the branches. If any remain in me and I remain in them, they produce much fruit. But without me they can do nothing.
If any do not remain in me, they are like a branch that is thrown away and then dies. People pick up dead branches, throw them into the fire, and burn them.
If you remain in me and follow my teachings, you can ask anything you want, and it will be given to you.
You should produce much fruit and show that you are my followers, which brings glory to my Father.
I loved you as the Father loved me. Now remain in my love.
I have obeyed my Father's commands, and I remain in his love. In the same way, if you obey my commands, you will remain in my love.
I have told you these things so that you can have the same joy I have and so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy.
"This is my command: Love each other as I have loved you.