But I call you my most intimate friends. When your lives bear abundant fruit, you demonstrate that you are my mature disciples who glorify my Father! For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. John 15:12-13 TPT “So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you. I have chosen you and taken you out of the world to be mine. “I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. This book reveals that Jesus Christ is the Light of the World, the Savior, the King, the true Anointed One, the Living Bread, and the Loving Shepherd. This could mean “to go on into maturity” (character), or “to go into the world” (ministry). 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes [] so that it will be even more fruitful. Because we are all branches in one vine, if we don’t love one another it means that our fellowship with the vine has been cut off. 15 “I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. If anyone hates me, they hate my Father also. So you must remain in life-union with me. But if you live in life-union with me and if my words. It can also be used as a STAND ALONE lesson. If I had not performed miracles in their presence like no one else has done, they would not feel the guilt of their sins. So this is my parting command: Love one another deeply!”. 21 They will treat you this way because you are mine,[r] and they don’t know the One who sent me. “I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} John 15. Cancel {{#items}} {{human}} {{/items}} ← Chapter. If a person is separated from me, he is discarded; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire to be burned. John 15:12-13. 7 But if you live in life-union with me and if my words[f] live powerfully[g] within you—then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done. My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness! And since they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. Cancel. 24 If I had not performed miracles in their presence like no one else has done, they would not feel the guilt of their sins. 9 “I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. [e] As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless. [t] 23 If anyone hates me, they hate my Father also. “You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey all that I command you. As the wise and loving farmer, he lifts them up off the ground to enhance their growth. John 15, The Passion Translation (TPT) Jesus the Living Vine“I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. Bible Language English. And if they obey my teachings, they will also obey yours. 10 If you keep my commands, you will live in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by his love. He cares for the branches connected to me by lifting and propping up the fruitless branches and pruning every fruitful branch to yield a greater harvest. [h] 13 For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. So you must remain in life-union with me, for I remain in life-union with you. thePassionTranslation.com, The Passion Translation (TPT). 14 “You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey[j] all[k] that I command you. But I call you my most intimate friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father. John 15. 15 I have never called you ‘servants,’[l] because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. 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. Or “willingly lay down his soul for his friends.” The Aramaic word for “friends” is actually “family” or “relatives.”, The Greek verb indicates “if you keep on obeying as a habit.”, The Aramaic is translated “all”; the Greek is translated “what I command you.”, As translated from the Aramaic. My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness! The words I have spoken over you have already cleansed. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine. TPT: The Passion Translation . I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. But if you live in life-union with me and if my words live powerfully within you—then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done. You must continually let my love nourish your hearts. So remember what I taught you, that a servant isn’t superior to his master. within you—then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done.