John 15:8-18 NLT

8 My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father."
9 "I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.
10 When you obey me, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father and remain in his love.
11 I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
12 I command you to love each other in the same way that I love you.
13 And here is how to measure it -- the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends.
14 You are my friends if you obey me.
15 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.
16 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.
17 I command you to love each other."
18 "When the world hates you, remember it hated me before it hated you.