I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that does not bear fruit He takes away,
and every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
Abide in Me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine,
neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
I am the vine; you are the branches.
Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit,
for apart from Me you can do nothing.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in My love.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love,
just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in His love.
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 15:1-5, 9-11