The consolation and mutual love between Christ and his members, under the parable of the vine.
John 15:1 I Am that true vine, and my Father is that husband man. John 15:2 Euery branch that beareth not fruite in me, he taketh away: and euery one that beareth fruite, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruite. John 15:3 Nowe are ye cleane through the worde, which I haue spoken vnto you. John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you: as the branche cannot beare fruite of it selfe, except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:5 I am that vine: ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, & I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruite: for without me can ye doe nothing. John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branche, and withereth: and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they burne. John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my wordes abide in you, aske what ye wil, & it shalbe done to you. John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye beare much fruite, and be made my disciples. John 15:9 As the father hath loued me, so haue I loued you: continue in that my loue. John 15:10 If ye shall keepe my commandements, ye shall abide in my loue, 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 commandement, that ye loue one another, as I haue loued you. John 15:13 Greater loue then this hath no man, when any man bestoweth his life for his friendes. John 15:14 Ye are my friendes, if ye doe whatsoeuer I commaund you. John 15:15 Henceforth call I you not seruants: for the seruant knoweth not what his master doeth: but I haue called you friends: for all things that I haue heard of my Father, haue I made knowen to you. John 15:16 Ye haue not chosen me, but I haue chosen you, and ordeined you, that ye goe & bring foorth fruite, and that your fruite remaine, that whatsoeuer ye shall aske of the Father in my Name, he may giue it you. John 15:17 These things commaunde I you, that ye loue one another.
A comfort in the hatred and persecution of the world.
John 15:18 If the worlde hate you, ye knowe that it hated me before you. John 15:19 If ye were of the worlde, the world woulde loue his owne: but because ye are not of ye world, but I haue chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. John 15:20 Remember the word that I said vnto you, The seruant is not greater then his master. If they haue persecuted me, they will persecute you also: if they haue kept my worde, they will also keepe yours. John 15:21 But all these things will they doe vnto you for my Names sake, because they haue not knowen him that sent me. John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken vnto them, they shoulde not haue had sinne: but nowe haue they no cloke for their sinne. John 15:23 He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. John 15:24 If I had not done workes among them which none other man did, they had not had sinne: but nowe haue they both seene, and haue hated both me, and my Father. John 15:25 But it is that the worde might be fulfilled, that is written in their Lawe, They hated me without a cause.
The office of the Holy Ghost, and of the Apostles.
John 15:26 But when that Comforter shall come, whom I will send vnto you from the Father, euen the Spirit of trueth, which proceedeth of the Father, he shall testifie of me. John 15:27 And ye shall witnesse also, because ye haue bene with me from the beginning.