"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
He cuts off every branch that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.
You have already been pruned for greater fruitfulness by the message I have given you.
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me."
"Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
Anyone who parts from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.
But if you stay joined to me and my words remain in you, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted!
My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father."
"I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.
When you obey me, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father and remain in his love.
I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
I command you to love each other in the same way that I love you.
And here is how to measure it -- the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends.
You are my friends if you obey me.
I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn't confide in his servants. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
You didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.
I command you to love each other."