Jesus is the vine and as branches we are to bear fruit.

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1"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.2"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.3"You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.4"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.5"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.7"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.8"My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.9"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also 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 His love.11"These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full." (New American Standard Version: John 15:1-11)

 

[Jesus said,] "I am the true vine; my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch of mine that does not make fruit. And he trims and cleans every branch that makes fruit, so that it will make even more fruit. 3You are already clean because of the teaching I have told you. 4Continue in me and I will continue in you. No branch can make fruit alone. It must continue in the vine. It is the same with you. You cannot make fruit alone. You must continue in me. 5"I am the vine and you are the branches. If a person continues in me and I continue in that person, then that person will make much fruit. But without me that person can do nothing. 6If a person does not continue in me, then he is like a branch that is thrown away. That branch dies. People pick up dead branches, throw them into the fire, and burn them. 7"Continue in me and follow my teachings. If you do this, then you can ask for anything you want, and it will be given to you. 8You should make much fruit and show that you are my followers. This brings glory to my Father. 9I loved you like the Father loved me. Now continue in my love. 10I have obeyed my Father's commands, and I continue in his love. In the same way, if you obey my commands, you will continue in my love. 11I have told you these things so that you can have the true happiness that I have. I want you to be completely happy. (Easy-to-Read Version: John 15:1-11)


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