If anyone hates me, they hate my Father also. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. John begins with the profound announcement that Jesus is the "in the beginning" creative Word of God who had become embodied (incarnated) as a human being to be the light of life for the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. John 15 – The Departing Jesus Teaches His Disciples about Life in Him “It must occur to all who read these discourses preserved by John how simple the text looks, and yet how transcendent is the thought when it is even dimly understood. John 15 New Living Translation << John 14 | John 15 | John 16 >> Jesus the True Vine. But now they have no excuse for their sin. It is the strongest food in the Bible… 15-16 “If you love me, obey me; and I will ask the Father and he will give you another Comforter, and he will never leave you. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 2He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will … As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no … 1 “I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. Jesus, the True Vine. And since they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. John 15. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the … John 15. to the unbelieving world, they would not feel the guilt of their sin, but now their sin is left uncovered. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. —the Spirit of truth. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. You say, “I don’t see the word prune there.” That because the translators of our English bibles translated this word one way in John 15:2, and a different way in John 15:3. And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth. 2 He cares for the branches connected to me by lifting and propping up the fruitless branches[a] and pruning[b] every fruitful branch to yield a greater harvest. KJV 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. “I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. 3 Already w you are clean x because of the word that I have spoken to you . The Word was with God, and the Word was God. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. the Father), getting rid of dead wood so that the living, fruit bearing branches may be sharply distinguished. 25 And all of this has happened to fulfill what is written in their Scriptures:[u] They hated me for no reason. But now, they have seen and hated both me and my Father. You didn’t choose me, but I’ve chosen, and commissioned you to go into the world. And if they obey my teachings, they will also obey yours. These 17 verses aren't long, … When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 16 You didn’t choose me, but I’ve chosen[n] and commissioned you to go into the world[o] to bear fruit. Bible > Bible Commentary; The Geneva Study Bible; John; John 15; The Geneva Study Bible << John 14 | John 15 | John 16 >> (Read all of John 15) 15:1 I 1 am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. For John, association with Jesus’ name implies union with Jesus. Used by permission. and they don’t know the One who sent me. JOHN 15:1-3 BIBLE STUDY John 15:4-11 I Am The Vine, You Are The Branches John 15:12-15 Love One Another John 15:16-19 You Did Not Choose Me, But I Chose You John 15:20-21 If They Persecuted Me, They Will Persecute You John 15:22-27 No Sin John 15 Bible … The author is the apostle John, "the disciple whom Jesus loved" (13:23 [see note there]; 19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20,24). The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. 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