Jesus was the true vine. They were to bear fruit. They were clean, so that they could abide in Jesus, since they were the branches. However, some branches would wither. If they abided in him, they would bear much fruit. The Father has loved him, so they were to keep his commandments with joy. The great commandment was to love one another. Greater love had no one that gives his life for another person. Jesus called them friends, because he had chosen them to follow the command of love. The world hated Jesus, so that they would hate his followers. The servant was not greater than the master. The world did not know who sent Jesus, but there was no excuse for sin. The world has hated the Father and Jesus, without a just cause. Do you believe that you are the branches of the true vine Jesus?