The consolation and mutual love between Christ and his members, under the parable of the vine.
John 15:1 I am a true vyne, and my father is an hussbande man. John 15:2 Euery braunch that bringeth not forth frute in me, shal he cut of: and euery one that bryngeth forth frute, shal he pourge, yt it maye bringe forth more frute. John 15:3 Now are ye cleane, because of the worde, that I haue spoke vnto you. John 15:4 Byde ye in me, and I in you. Like as ye braunch can not brynge forth frute of it self excepte it byde in the vyne, Euen so nether ye also, excepte ye abyde in me. John 15:5 I am the vyne, ye are the braunches. He that abydeth in me, and I in him, the same bryngeth forth moch frute: for without me can ye do nothinge. John 15:6 He that abydeth not in me, is cast out as a vyne braunche, and it wythereth, and men gather it vp, and cast it in to the fyre, and it burneth. John 15:7 Yf ye abyde in me, and my wordes abyde in you, ye shal axe what ye wyl, & it shal be done vnto you. John 15:8 Herin is my father praysed, that ye brynge forth moch frute, and become my disciples. John 15:9 Like as my father hath loued me, eue so haue I loued you. Cotynue ye i my loue. John 15:10 Yf ye kepe my comaundementes, ye shal cotynue in my loue: like as I haue kepte my fathers comaundementes, and cotynue in his loue. John 15:11 These thinges haue I spoken vnto you, that my ioye might remayne in you, and yt youre ioye might be perfecte. John 15:12 This is my comaundement, that ye loue together, as I haue loued you. John 15:13 No man hath greater loue, then to set his life for his frende. John 15:14 Ye are my frendes, yf ye do that I commaunde you. John 15:15 Hence forth call I you not seruauntes, for a seruaunt knoweth not what his lorde doeth. But I haue sayde that ye are frendes: For all that I haue herde of my father, haue I shewed vnto you. John 15:16 Ye haue not chosen me, but I haue chosen you, and ordeyned you, that ye go, and bringe forth frute, and that youre frute contynne, that what soeuer ye axe the father in my name, he shulde geue it you. John 15:17 This I commaunde you, that ye loue one another.
A comfort in the hatred and persecution of the world.
John 15:18 Yf the worlde hate you, then knowe, that it hath hated me before you. John 15:19 Yf ye were of the worlde, the worlde wolde loue his awne. Howbeit because ye are not of the worlde, but I haue chosen you from the worlde, therfore the worlde hateth you. John 15:20 Remembre my worde, that I sayde vnto you: The seruaunt is not greater then his lorde. Yf they haue persecuted me, they shal persecute you also: Yf they haue kepte my worde, they shal kepe yours also. John 15:21 But all this shal they do vnto you for my names sake, because they knowe not him yt sent me. John 15:22 Yf I had not come & spoke vnto the, the shulde they haue no synne But now haue they nothinge to cloake their synne withall. John 15:23 He yt hateth me, hateth my father also. John 15:24 Yf I had not done amoge the the workes which no other ma dyd, they shulde haue no synne. But now haue they sene it, and yet haue they hated both me & my father. John 15:25 Neuertheles that the sayenge might be fulfilled, which is wrytten in their lawe: They haue hated me without a cause.
The office of the Holy Ghost, and of the Apostles.
John 15:26 But wha the comforter commeth, who I shal sende you from the father eue the sprete of trueth which proceadeth of the father, he shal testifie of me John 15:27 and ye shal beare wytnesse also: for ye haue bene with me from the begynnynge.