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 the husbandman. John 15:2 [As to] every branch in me not bearing fruit, he takes it away; and [as to] every one bearing fruit, he purges it that it may bring forth more fruit. John 15:3 Ye are already clean by reason of the word which I have spoken to you. John 15:4 Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abide in the vine, thus neither [can] ye unless ye abide in me. John 15:5 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches. He that abides in me and I in him, *he* bears much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:6 Unless any one abide in me he is cast out as the branch, and is dried up; and they 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 ask what ye will and it shall come to pass to you. John 15:8 In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, and ye shall become disciples of mine. John 15:9 As the Father has loved me, I also have loved you: abide in my love. John 15:10 If ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. John 15:11 I have spoken these things to you that my joy may be in you, and your joy be full. John 15:12 This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:13 No one has greater love than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends. John 15:14 Ye are my friends if ye practise whatever I command you. John 15:15 I call you no longer bondmen, for the bondman does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things which I have heard of my Father I have made known to you. John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and have set you that ye should go and [that] ye should bear fruit, and [that] your fruit should abide, that whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name he may give you. John 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
A comfort in the hatred and persecution of the world.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, know that it has hated me before you. John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love its own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, on account of this the world hates you. John 15:20 Remember the word which I said unto you, The bondman is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my word, they will keep also yours. John 15:21 But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they have not known him that sent me. John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. John 15:23 He that hates me hates also my Father. John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which no other one has done, they had not had sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father. John 15:25 But that the word written in their law might be fulfilled, 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 will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes forth from with the Father, *he* shall bear witness concerning me; John 15:27 and ye too bear witness, because ye are with me from [the] beginning.