Christ, The True Vine
I am the Vine and you are the branches.
He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit;
for without Me you can do nothing . . . (John 15:5)
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you;
abide in My love . . . (15:10)
This is My commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this,
than to lay down one's life for his friends.
You are My friends
if you do whatever I command you. (15: 12-14)
These things I command you,
that you love one another. (15:17)
For we are God's fellow workers;
you are God's field, you are God's building.
1 Corinthians 3:9
Orthodox Study Bible