The consolation and mutual love between Christ and his members, under the parable of the vine.
John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is ye husbandman. John 15:2 Euery branch in me that beareth not fruit, hee taketh away: and euery branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring foorth more fruit. John 15:3 Now ye are cleane through the word which I haue spoken vnto you. John 15:4 Abide in me, and in you: As the branch cannot beare fruit of itselfe, except it abide in the vine: no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:5 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 doe nothing. John 15:6 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. John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall aske what ye will, and it shall be done vnto you. John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye beare much fruit, so shall ye bee my Disciples. John 15:9 As the Father hath loued me, so haue I loued you: continue ye in my loue. John 15:10 If ye keepe my Commandements, ye shal abide in my loue, euen as I haue kept my Fathers Commandements, and abide in his loue. John 15:11 These things haue I spoken vnto you, that my ioy might remaine in you, and that your ioy might be full. John 15:12 This is my Commaundement, that ye loue one another, as I haue loued you. John 15:13 Greater loue hath no man then this, that a man lay downe his life for his friends. John 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoeuer I command you. John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not seruants, for the seruant knoweth not what his lord doth, but I haue called you friends: for all things that I haue heard of my Father, I haue made knowen vnto you. John 15:16 Ye haue not chosen me, but I haue chosen you, and ordeined you, that you should goe and bring foorth fruit, and that your fruite should remaine: that whatsoeuer ye shall aske of the Father in my Name, he may giue it you. John 15:17 These things I commaund you, that ye loue one another.
A comfort in the hatred and persecution of the world.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, yee know that it hated me before it hated you. John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would loue his owne: But because yee are not of the world, but I haue chosen you out of the world, therfore the world hateth you. John 15:20 Remember the word that I said vnto you, The seruant is not greater then the Lord: if they haue persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they haue kept my saying, they will keepe yours also. John 15:21 But all these things will they doe vnto you for my Names sake, because they know not him that sent me. John 15:22 If I had not come, and spoken vnto them, they had not had sinne: but now they haue no cloke for their sinne. John 15:23 He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. John 15:24 If I had not done among the the works which none other man did, they had not had sinne: but now haue they both seene, & hated both me & my father. John 15:25 But [this commeth to passe], that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
The office of the Holy Ghost, and of the Apostles.
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I wil send vnto you from the Father, [euen] the Spirit of trueth, which proceedeth from the Father, hee shall testifie of me. John 15:27 And ye also shall beare witnesse, because ye haue bene with me from the beginning.