John 15:4-5; 1 John 3:24; 1 John 4:13; 1 John 4:15-16

yAbide zin 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; ayou are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bbears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.


24 rWhoever keeps his commandments abides in God,1 and God2 in him. And sby this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.


13 sBy this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.


15 wWhoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So xwe have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. yGod is love, and zwhoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.