John 15: 4-10 (NRSV)
4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot
bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you
unless you abide in me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in
me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can
6 Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch
and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and
7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for
whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit
and become my disciples.
9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide
in my love.
10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in