The consolation and mutual love between Christ and his members, under the parable of the vine.
John 15:1 I am the true vyne, and my father is on husband man. John 15:2 Euery braunche that beareth not frute in me, he wyll take awaye. And euerye braunche that beareth frute, wil he pourge, that it maye bryng more frute. John 15:3 Now are ye cleane thorowe the wordes which I haue spoken vnto you. John 15:4 Byde in me, and let me byde in you. As the braunche can not beare frute of it selfe, except it byde in the vyne no more can ye except ye abyde in me. John 15:5 I am the vyne, and ye are the braunches. He that abydeth in me, and I in him, the same bryngeth forth muche frute. For without me can ye do nothynge. John 15:6 Yf a man byde not in me, he is cast forth as a braunche, and is wythered: and men gather it, and cast it into the fyre, and it burneth. John 15:7 Yf ye hyd in me and my wordes also hyd in you: axe what ye wyll, and it shalbe done to you. John 15:8 Here is my father glorifyed that ye beare muche fruyte, and be made my disciples. John 15:9 As the father hath loued me, euen so haue I loued you. Continue in my loue. John 15:10 Yf ye shal kepe my commaundementes, ye shall byde in my loue, euen as I haue kepte my fathers commaundementes, and abyde in hys loue. John 15:11 These thynges haue I spoken vnto you, that my ioye myght remayne in you, and þt youre ioye myght be full. John 15:12 This is my commaundement, that ye loue together as I haue loued you. John 15:13 Greater loue then thys hath no man, then þt a man bestowe hys lyfe for hys frendes. John 15:14 Ye are my frendes, yf ye do whatsoeuer I commaunde you. John 15:15 Henceforth call I you not seruauntes: for the seruaunt knoweth not what hys lorde doth. But you haue I called frendes, for all thynges þt I haue heard of my father, I haue opened vnto you. John 15:16 Ye haue not chosen me, but I haue chosen you and ordeyned you, þt ye go & bringe forth frute, and that your frute remayne, and that whatsoeuer ye shall axe of the father in my name, he shoulde geue it to you. John 15:17 Thys commaunde I you, that ye loue together.
A comfort in the hatred and persecution of the world.
John 15:18 Yf the worlde hate you, ye knowe that it hated me before it hated you. John 15:19 Yf ye were of the worlde, the worlde woulde loue his owne. Howe be it because ye are not of the worlde, but I haue chosen you out of the worlde, therfore hateth you the worlde. John 15:20 Remember þe saiyng that I sayde vnto you: the seruaunt is not greater then þe lorde, yf they haue persecuted me, so wyll they persecute you: yf they haue kept my saiynges, so wyll they kepe yours. John 15:21 But all these thinges wyll they do vnto you, for my names sake, because they haue not knowen him that sent me. John 15:22 Yf I had not come, and spoken vnto them, they should not haue had synne: but now haue they nothynge to cloke theyr synne with all. John 15:23 He that hateth me, hateth my father. John 15:24 If I had not done workes among them which none other man dyd, they had not had synne. But now haue they sene, & yet haue hated both me & my father: John 15:25 euen þt the saiyng might be fulfilled that is writen in their lawe: 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, whome I will sende vnto you from the father, which is the spirite of truth, which proceadeth of þe father, he shall testify of me. John 15:27 And ye shall beare witnes, also because ye haue bene with me from the begynnynge.