A lot of people read John 15 as a text to support the argument that a Christian can lose his salvation.
They think the sermonette there revolves around this verse.
If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
It doesn’t. It revolves around this verse instead.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit —fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
You were chosen to bear fruit.
You were appointed to bear fruit.
You were chosen to bear not only fruit but fruit that last!
You were given the Father’s name and seal to bear such fruit.
This is how secure your salvation is.
For your meditation.
Is it the responsibility of the vine or the branch to produce fruit?