"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.