John 15:1-8 (English Standard Version) I Am the True Vine “I am the true vine, and God is the vinegrower. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit God takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit is pruned, 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 them, will bear much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. But, if you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this God is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.